Office of Sponsored Programs

John A. Roark, Jr., J.D.

Grants and Contracts Manager/IACUC Coordinator
Kristi Stockdale, MBA, CRA

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) assists faculty/staff in locating funding, matching ideas to the sponsor, creation of budgets, ensuring compliance with both sponsor and university regulations, and the submission of grant proposals to federal, state, and private agencies. OSP is centered upon customer service and encompasses the following activities to assist Murray State faculty, administrators and students in their pursuit of external grant and contract funding:

- Developing or expanding proposal ideas

- Facilitating proposal and contract routing

- Identifying faculty/staff Collaborators

- Coordinating contract negotiations

- Identifying potential funding sources

- Disseminating award documents

- Obtaining and interpreting guidelines

- Assisting in technology transfer

- Assisting in planning a proposal

- Analyzing reviewer comments for resubmission

- Assisting in developing a budget

- Assisting in copyright issues

- Assisting in completing forms

- Offering grant proposal development training

- Reviewing proposals and providing feedback

- Developing regional, domestic and international projects

- Editing proposals

Involvement in research generally requires compliance training or a review of your proposed work. Please click the Compliance/Training tab on this page for the required training in these areas.

If you are receiving federal funding, you must have completed training in the Responsible Conduct of Research and Financial Conflict of Interest. RCR is mandatory for students paid from NSF funds.

If you involve human subjects in your research, please contact Jonathan Baskin. Please click the Murray State Institutional Review Board link in the navigation bar. You must have the Institutional Review Board review and approve your research protocol prior to beginning your work.

If your research involves animals please contact Kristi Stockdale for instructions.

Office of Sponsored Programs
Murray State University
328 Wells Hall, Murray, KY 42071-331
Phone: 270.809.5336
Fax: 270.809.3535