Dr. Mary W. Spor Associate VP

Dr. Mary W. Spor
Associate VP for Research, Grants, and Sponsored Programs




Welcome to the Office Research, Grants, and Sponsored Programs (OSP).

An administrative unit that is a part of Academic Affairs, the OSP coordinates research, grants, and sponsored programs on a university-wide basis.  The mission of the OSP is to enhance the environment for research, public service, and outreach activities at KSU; to encourage and facilitate external funding; and to support the University’s pursuit of excellence in delivery of high-quality academic services and production of graduates who are global citizens. Staff assists with pre-award functions to include identification of funding opportunities, proposal development, and adherence to submission guidelines dictated by the sponsoring agency. The OSP also supports KSU researchers in post-award grant administration by reviewing and executing award documents and contractual agreements, managing budget set-up, monitoring grant expenditures to ensure adherence to OMB circulars, and ensuring the timely submission of required technical and financial reports when applicable.

Mr. Derrick Gilmore, Director of OSP, and I are available to assist with all aspects of research, grants, and sponsored programs.  The OSP is located  in Suite 256 of the Academic Services Building.  Please contact us at any time as we collaboratively work to grow the Division and enhance the teaching and research enterprise at KSU.


Mary Spor


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