The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is a service office that reports to the Chief Research Officer. Activities of ORSP are designed to help faculty and to facilitate the overall grant process, while balancing the need for institutional and sponsor regulatory compliance. ORSP assists university investigators in preparing grant proposals, securing institutional approval for proposals, and submitting proposals for funding. ORSP also manages several programs to ensure compliance with federal regulations. Please use the navigation menu for more information on how ORSP can assist you.

The Mission

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) supports faculty, staff and students in the creation and dissemination of new knowledge through ethical scholarship, research and creative activities. UNC Asheville’s ORSP is dedicated to providing quality pre-award support and compliance oversight for contracts and grants. ORSP will facilitate innovation, increase faculty agency, enrich student experiences, highlight faculty and student scholarly and creative achievements, and find creative solutions to the scholarly and creative needs of faculty to realize the Mission and Vision of UNC Asheville.

The Vision

Empowering faculty, fostering novel and interdisciplinary research and creative activities, while building a culture of scholarship built on trust, collaboration, communication, and shared purpose.