Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Administration

Faculty member working with students in a lab.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Sponsored Programs & Research Administration (OSPRA) is to support the University community in the following areas: the acquisition of external funding and administration of externally funded projects, the ethical conduct of research, and developing internal and external research collaborations to advance the mission of the University.  OSPRA balances facilitating extramural sponsorship of research, instruction, and service activities with the priorities and stewardship expectations of the institution, governmental entities, sponsors, and the public.  OSPRA strives to provide excellent customer service, and, in collaboration with other University offices, continually seeks ways to improve services and streamline administrative processes.

Campus Location

Converse Building (formerly Psychology Building), 3rd Floor

Mailing Address

1500 North Patterson Street 
Valdosta, GA 31698-0200

Shipping Address

Office of Sponsored Programs & Research Administration
Valdosta State University    
1500 North Patterson Street
Converse Building, Suite 3100    
Valdosta, GA 31698

Office email: grants@valdosta.edu
IRB email: irb@valdosta.edu
IACUC email: iacuc@valdosta.edu
FRSG email: frsg@valdosta.edu