Welcome to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is Marquette University's central point of coordination for sponsored projects and the legally authorized representative for grants, contracts and assurances. ORSP represents the sum of Marquette's experience with extramural sponsors and partners over time, through the entire Project Lifecycle. 

  • An award's Project Lifecycle primarily consists of three phases: 
  • Preaward - Project Idea, Funding, Development, Submission 
  • Award - Setting Up  
  • Postaward - Managing, Closeout 
  • ORSP helps faculty and staff build bridges between Marquette and extramural sponsors and other institutions to advance the university's mission, and it fosters excellence in sponsored projects by promoting best practices, policies and procedures that ensure consistency and efficiency in our transactions with sponsors and partners.

  • ORSP's Internal Submission Deadline is to have a near-final draft of the narrative and the FINAL budget submitted to our office no less than three (3) business days prior to sponsor deadline.




Tuesday, November 28th, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Each year, ORSP showcases the exciting research being done at Marquette. In celebrating research across campus, the ORSP Forward Thinking Research Symposium provides opportunities to learn more about work being done in other disciplines and fosters professional skills for students. Unlike traditional conferences, where researchers convey the results of work that has been completed, the Forward Thinking presentations focus on projects that will take place in the next 6–12 months.   We are excited to announce this year’s event details and hope you can join us!  Visit our Forward Thinking Research Symposium website  for more details and how to RSVP.


National Science Foundation (NSF)

A new set of instructions was released by NSF on January 30th.  Some of the changes went into effect that day, and some are happening later this year.  Here are the updates:

  • Certification Requirement for Senior Personnel Specified in the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, is a new certification requiring senior personnel to certify that the information provided in their Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support documents are accurate, current, and complete. This certification will be included in both SciENcv and the NSF fillable format for proposals submitted or due on or after January 30, 2023.
    • This new requirement is going to need additional time to prepare applications, especially when working with community partners.    
    • For now, all PIs, CoPIs and senior personnel are required to certify that the information contained in the biosketch and other support documents are current, accurate, and complete. This includes, but is not limited to, information related to domestic and foreign appointments and positions.  New forms can be found on the NSF webpage and if using SciENcv will be automatically updated.
    • Beginning in October – All PIs, CoPIs and Senior personnel will be required to use SciENcv and the fillable forms will no longer be allowed.  Now is the time to start using SciENcv.  Please make ORSP (ORSPppd@marquette.edu) a delegate on your SciENcv account so we can help prepare your other support information. 
  • A second new certification regarding Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RECR) was added for proposals submitted on or after July 31, 2023. The certification replaces the existing RECR certification and expands the training requirement to faculty and other senior personnel and mandates that the training cover mentor training and mentorship.
    • Everyone named as PI, CoPI or Senior Personnel, as well as students and postdocs will need to complete the RCR training.  MU is working to develop a new curriculum for Faculty and Postdocs. 
  • A third new certification requires the AOR to certify that any organization proposing to conduct research off-campus or off-site has a plan in place for this proposal regarding safe and inclusive working environments.
    • Please work with ORSP to determine whether your work is considered on or off campus. 
    • Some NSF programs are requiring an actual plan be submitted with the application.  Pay close attention to the program instructions. 
  • A new Collaborators and Other Affiliations Excel Spreadsheet has been released – for all forthcoming applications, you will need to redo your COA document to include with the application. 


National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH has issued a new forms package for applications to be used for application deadlines on or after January 25th, 2023

There is only one major change that you need to be aware of – the addition/formalization of the requirement to include a Data Management and Sharing Plan.  This replaces the data sharing information previously requested as part of the Resource Sharing attachment.  That document is no longer being used for anything other than sharing information about model organisms.  All data sharing information must now be included in the mandatory Data Management and Sharing Plan.  Please note that there is now a separate line in the budget for costs related to data management and sharing. It is recommended that this document not exceed 2 pages and should include the following information.



Training and Events

Our current semester schedule of events and trainings is posted on our Training and Events webpage. Be sure to check it out and register for those upcoming events you’re interested in or view those that have passed.  

This semester includes such offerings as:

  • - One Thing Led to Another 
  • - Finding Funding
  • - Intro to NIH
  • - Intro to NSF
  • - Forward Thinking Research Symposium

COVID-19 Funding Opportunities