Welcome to the Office of Sponsored and Student Research!

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

  • Assists with applying for 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).  Please see their respective web pages for more information.