New BoR RFPs are available at Regents Web site.

View available eligible disciplines and RFP Release Memo FY18

The Louisiana Board of Regents held an on-campus meeting on June 8, 2017 to discuss the restructuring of the Board of Regents Support Fund (BoRSF) that has significant implications for funding opportunities in future cycles. View the meeting here: 2017 Board of Regents meeting at Nicholls State University

 NSF Grant Application Webinar

One of the most comprehensive grant-writing tools available today.”

  • NSF Innovation Corps: Crafting A Successful 5-Page Proposal
  • How to Produce a Winning NSF SBIR Phase I and Phase II Proposal
  • Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) at NSF
  • Data Management Plans for Successful NIH and NSF Grants

Available Upon Request

 IEEE PCS Professional Engineering Communication Series

A Scientific Approach to Writing for Engineers and Scientists

  • Robert E. Berger, 2014
  • This publication offers a unique perspective on how to build sentences, paragraphs, and longer pieces and apply them to common writing issues. The tools offered through this publication can be used to strengthen writing skills in regards to grant writing as well as any professional writing.

Available Upon Request

Student Technology Fee Proposals for 2017-2018 are due by 2:00 P.M. on Friday, November 3, 2017. Click here, Student Technology Fee Grant Proposal Form for 2017-2018, to view Guide Sheet to Utilizing the Technology Fee and Explanation of Scoring. Click here for the Sample Student Technology Fee – Routing Memo for Proposals.


The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) at Nicholls State University promotes and facilitates research and scholarly activities by assisting faculty and administrative staff in locating and securing external funding and moreover encourages the inclusion of undergraduate and graduate students in grant projects.


ORSP provides a central source of information on major governmental agencies, foundations and corporations that support research as well as pedagogical and creative activities. ORSP provides assistance with the conceptual development and planning of proposals. More specifically, the office assists in identifying potential extramural funding sources, developing proposal budgets and narratives, completing standardized application forms, assuring compliance with applicable federal and state regulations and negotiating grant awards and contracts. If you have questions about grants or the information on this Web site, please contact one of our staff members. Debi Benoit Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs’ 10th Annual Research Week highlighted research at Nicholls State University through Brown Bag Faculty Speaker Series and showcased an undergraduate and graduate research poster competition.

Watch the video below to hear about the exciting research our faculty at Nicholls are doing!!

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Top Ten Grantsmanship Awards. Pictured below are: Dr. Lynn Gillette, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Ms. Debi Benoit, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs; Dr. Enmin Zou, Professor and Head of Biological Sciences; Dr. Ramaraj Boopathy, Distinguished Service Professor of Biological Sciences; Ms. Tori Rayne, Director of the Small Business Development Center; Dr. DesLey Plaisance, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Director of University Graduate Studies; Dr. Shane Anderson, Associate Professor and Head of Music; Dr. Aaron Pierce, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences; and Dr. Bruce Murphy, President. Not pictured are: Dr. Sean Graham, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences; Ms. Gina Bergeron, Director of the Family Service Center, and Dr. Quenton Fontenot, Professor of Biological Sciences.