External Grants - Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

External Grants     

In an era of ever stricter and more limited budgetary times in higher education, external grants play an increasingly important role in bringing in new sources of funds to supplement UCO's educational mission, to attract, retain and develop faculty, improve faculty relations, purchase equipment and fund valuable research, creative and scholarly activities.

The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) oversees all aspects of the pre-award grant process to federal, state, and local agencies, with the exception of agencies that require a 501(c)(3) nonprofit status to apply.

ORSP Services

As part of promoting transformational learning, the ORSP assists faculty and staff through the process of identifying, developing, and submitting a grant proposal. Our services include:

Opportunities Booklet

FIND YOUR OPPORTUNITY: As part of its mission, the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs acts as an outspoken advocate for all UCO research, creative, and scholarly activities by creating a welcoming environment, supporting faculty initiatives and by facilitating the integration of research, creative, and scholarly activities into teaching tools. The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs serves as a liaison among faculty, staff, students, other universities, business, industry and funding agencies by assisting with external grant and collaborative opportunities.

A copy of ORSP Opportunities Booklet is available in NUC 341.   You can also contact the ORSP at research@uco.edu and one will be delivered to you.

External Grant Submissions by Fiscal Year 

In Fiscal Year 2014-2015, UCO received $9,832,186 from external funding agencies.

PDF: Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2016-2017 External Grant Winners

PDF: Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2015-2016 External Grant Winners

PDF: Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2014-2015 External Grant Winners

PDF: Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2013-2014 External Grant Winners

Patents at UCO

Wei Chen — Wei Chen, Ph.D., was awarded recently a U.S. patent titled "Immunologically Modified Carbon Nanotubes for Cancer Treatment." This is his seventh patent and the first one filed through UCO. Chen is assistant dean of the College of Mathematics and Science and professor of Engineering and Physics.

Jicheng Fu — Jicheng Fu, Ph.D., associate professor of Computer Science, was awarded recently a U.S. patent titled "Intelligent Apparatus for Providing Personalized Configuration of Wheelchair Tilt and Recline." This is his first patent filed through UCO.

UCO External Award Kudos

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs would like to extend congratulations to Dr. Myron Pope, Vice President of Student Affairs; Barry Lofton, Executive Director of Admissions in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions; and Rosario Riley, Program Manager for Upward Bound – Math/Science in Student Affairs.

US Department of Education Awards $1.2 Million “Talent Search” Grant to UCO.   


Congratulations to Victoria Arnold, Program Director for Student Support Services in the Academic Advisement Center.  

UCO Unmatched in the Nation Following Sixth Student Support Services Grant

US Department Of Education Awards $7.7 Million Grant to UCO. The grant is set to fund UCO’s Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR) program.  Jeff King, Ed.D., is the grant’s lead researcher and Executive Director of Central’s Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning.

Newly awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Principal Investigator Evan Lemely, director of the UCO Center for Research and Education in Interdisciplinary Computation (CREIC).

 New supercomputer will power education and research across Oklahoma

US Department of Education Awards $5 Million 'GEAR UP' Grant to UCO.  The grant will serve 899 low-income students from high-poverty, low-performing urban middle and high schools in four school districts in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.  Please help us in congratulating Principal Investigator Myron Pope, and Co-Principal Investigator Barry Lofton, as we wish them continued success.


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