500X300_Intro_SponsoredThe Office of Grants and Sponsored Research (OSR) was created in August 2008 to serve the needs of faculty, staff and administrators by providing institutional support that includes pre- and post-award functions.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and submitting compliant proposals
  • Creating and reviewing budgets for compliance
  • Disseminating information on funding opportunities
  • Conducting grant writing seminars for faculty, staff and administrators
  • Providing support for UST Institutional Review Board/Human Subjects Committee
Current Major Grants

500X330_GrantsU.S. Department of Education OSEP PSEL Program (2013 - 2019)
Award Amount:  $1,250,000
Primary Investigator: Dr. Randy Soffer

U.S. Department of Education Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program (2016 - 2018)
Award Amount:  $180,547
Primary Investigator: Dr. Hans Stockton

U.S. Department of Education OPE HSI STEM Grant (2016 - 2021)
Award Amount:  $3,875,000
Primary Investigator: Dr. Shivas Amin

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Profession Nursing Shortage Reduction Program (2018 - 2019)
Award Amount:  $22,333
Primary Investigator: Dr. Poldi Tschirch

The Robert A. Welch Foundation Departmental Grant (2018- 2021)
Award Amount:  $135,000
Primary Investigator: Dr. John A. Palasota

Faculty And Staff Portal

Faculty And Staff PortalFaculty and Staff seeing external funding should contact the OSR.  The portal at myStThom features the following resources for grant seekers:

  • Intent to Apply forms
  • Institutional background
  • Funded grant samples
  • OSR after-hours contact information
  • ...and more funding resources!
Contact Information

Internal and external parties are required to contact the OSR prior to creation of a proposal.

Janice Adamson Splawn, MSM, CFRE
Director, Office of Grants and Sponsored Research
3800 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006
713-831-7889
adamsoj@stthom.edu