The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at Bradley University supports faculty and staff seeking external funding to conduct research, scholarship, creative work, curricular and pedagogical initiatives, and educational outreach. To ensure that the University remains in compliance with federal regulations and ensure that all proposals and contracts related to extramural funding are properly reviewed, several policies have been established. All individuals seeking funding must adhere to the applicable policies described in the section on Scholarship/Research Compliance and Integrity. If seeking extramural funding, please also review the Office's policies for Submitting Extramural Proposals.
The Office also strives to provide Bradley employees and students with resources to support their scholarly activity. Toward this goal, Bradley maintains an institutional membership with the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR), and we encourage all faculty to join CUR, whose mission is to "support and promote high-quality mentored undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry." The Office also administers internal grant programs to which Bradley employees and students may apply. Funds from Faculty Scholarship Award (FSA) program can be used to support the scholarship and creative production of Bradley employees and promote their professional development. Student Engagement Awards (SEA) are available to support the engagement of Bradley students (undergraduate and graduate) in research, scholarship, creative work, and service opportunities under the mentorship of Bradley employees. Through the Student Travel Award (STA), students can secure funding to cover travel expenses associated with presenting their work at peer-reviewed or juried conferences, meetings, or events, and the Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects Summer Fellowship Program provides opportunities for recipients to pursue a significant project during the summer months by drawing on different perspectives and making connections across boundaries.