Sponsored Programs Office (SPO)

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The mission of Northwestern State University’s Sponsored Programs Office (SPO) is to nurture and grow the sponsored-programs enterprise at NSU in accordance with the University’s overall mission. SPO offers faculty assistance in: (a) identifying funding opportunities; (b) developing grant applications for submission to external funding agencies; (c) implementing funded projects; and (d) complying with state and national statutes, rules, and regulations that govern funded projects and programs. SPO will work with faculty to encourage the inclusion of undergraduate and graduate students in their sponsored projects and activities.

Funding Opportunities

About Us

SPO offers NSU faculty grants-writing workshops locally, as well as seminars delivered via the world-wide web (“webinars”) broadcast by governmental (national) and private funding agencies throughout the academic year. Sponsored Programs advises faculty on matters of policy and procedure as it relates to the submission of proposals for external funding and grant and contract administration.

More specifically, the office assists in identifying potential extramural funding sources, developing proposal budgets and narratives, completing standardized application forms, assuring compliance with applicable federal and state regulations and negotiating grant awards and contracts.

SPO will formulate, establish, and provide service-based oversight for a comprehensive, well-balanced program designed to enhance the competitiveness of scholarly activities and specialized projects.

Contact Us

Sponsored Programs Office
St. Denis Hall, Room 104
200 Sam Sibley Drive
Phone:  318-357-5222
Fax:  318-357-4038


Carla HowellDirector
Alysia JonesAssociate Director