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Publish research before collecting your diploma.

Drone efficiency to Viking sagas to metastatic melanoma. The jungles of Guatemala, the sub-Saharan dessert of Morocco, the festive markets of Xalapa, Mexico.

If you’re interested in it, you can research it at Bloomsburg University. If you’re willing, the research, and faculty mentorship will take you there. And as a Husky, it’s likely to garner some national spotlight and possibly an award or two. 

The mission of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is to advance the research enterprise at Bloomsburg University by promoting an environment that fosters research, scholarship, and creative activities.

ORSP provides a customer service environment by providing leadership, resources, information, and guidance. ORSP aligns with the BU’s mission to enhance academic excellence through the support of faculty and student research and scholarly activity. In doing so, ORSP will provide education and training initiatives in support with the goal of increasing awareness and competitiveness in the pursuit of internal and external funding. In accomplishing this mission, ORSP ensures accountability, compliance and stewardship for sponsored programs as directed by the values of the office and by all applicable Federal, State, and University policies, procedures and regulations.

Finding Funding to Support Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

These are annual competitions within Bloomsburg University, administered by the Office of Research and Sponsored programs. Grants include margins of Excellence and Research and Scholarship. Internal grants are to be meant for one-off research or artistic projects, or as seed money for developing external grants. They are not well-suited for salary replacement/supplement, or for recurring annual expenses. InfoReady is Bloomsburg’s competition platform for current opportunities and guidelines.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs encourages faculty and staff to seek funding from external sources to support a vibrant, creative, and research-oriented community. External funding comes in many forms. There are federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Education, and others. There are also private foundations such as the Ford Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Templeton Foundation.

ORSP is now in collaboration with Indiana University of Pennsylvania Research Institute for all your external grant needs.  With their team of grant specialists to assist you in identifying funding opportunities, develop your proposal narrative and budget, submit to your institutional hierarchy for review and approval, submission to the agency, and then manage your project activities and expenditures upon receipt of an award.  

IUP-RI will facilitate/offering of webinars, workshops, and other research development opportunities as well as have PI mentorship academies that are held throughout the year.  These events will be sent out through email and will appear on BU ORSP website so keep an eye out for those opportunities.

Please reach out to Christine Orlando corlando@bloomu.edu 570-389-4322, in BU ORSP, on any questions how to get started on this process.  Reminder that if you need any IRB/IACUC approval that will need to be done with BU IRB/IACUC.

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Title of Grant Type Deadlines Overview
Fall- Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities - Small Grant Program (budgets up to $3,500) Monday, October 25th Budgets can range from $500-$3,500
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Reassigned Time Competition, for release time in AY 2022-2023 Monday, December 13th To apply for release time for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.
View competition
Spring- Faculty Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Program (Small, Regular, and Start-Up Requests) Monday, March 14th
  • Small- Budgets up to $3,500
  • Regular- Budgets up to $7,000
  • Start-Up- Budgets up to $10,000 (start-up grants are limited to faculty within 1st two  years of tenure track position).
PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council Grants Competition Tentative
  • Grant Guidelines will be released in October
  • Internal BU competition deadline in December
  • Final proposal due to PASSHE in February
$300,000 set aside in APSCUF agreement. See attached article 43.

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