Sponsored and Student Research

Sponsored and Student Research


The Office of Sponsored and Student Research (OSSR) oversees sponsored and student research, sponsored programs, and institutional initiatives, and assures the ethical treatment of research subjects.  Specifically, the OSSR:

  • Assists with seeking and applying for external grants and fellowships,
  • Oversees student research opportunities and events,
  • Administers the Institutional Review Board (IRB) which assures the ethical treatment of human subjects involved in research, and
  • Administers the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) which assures the ethical treatment of animals used in research.

OSSR’s focus is on securing external funding.  Internal grant opportunities are available through the Creative Work and Research Committee (CWRC) and the Committee to Enhance Learning and Teaching (CELT)

Register for Research Ethics Training – Required for Everyone Working on NSF and NIH-Funded Projects

Valpo’s research ethics training program has two parts: online and in-person.

  • Online training is done on CITI and is a prerequisite for the in-person training. Be sure to download a certificate of completion – it’s required to register for the in-person training.
  • Register for the next in-person training on Thursday, April 18, 2024, 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the Brown and Gold Room. Download the Dilemma Game app before arriving. A summer session is being scheduled.

All students participating in the Summer Research Program are encouraged to attend, regardless of the source of funding for your project.