Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to announce the opening of Jacksonville University's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. The establishment of a research Administration office is an important milestone in Jacksonville University's continuing quest for excellence. Sponsored research enhances the quality of teaching, retains and attracts superior faculty, and provides new experiential learning opportunities for students.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is dedicated to the success of Jacksonville University's research enterprise. The Office will facilitate the submission of proposals, negotiate agreements, administer externally funded projects, and liaison with project sponsors. These efforts include all aspects of externally sponsored research and scholarship, pre-award management, non-fiscal post-award management, and technology transfer. The ORSP will also ensure regulatory compliance in areas including human subjects, conflicts of interest, and research integrity.

Jacksonville University has a subscription to Pivot, which is the top-rated on-line funding opportunity database.  Faculty and students may search the Pivot website, http://pivot.cos.com, using any computer with access to the internet and a Jacksonville University email address. Faculty may set-up a profile based on their project interests, and Pivot will use the profile to deliver tailored funding opportunities via email. If you have any questions, please send an email to ORSP@ju.edu or call 256-7458.

The guiding principle of the ORSP is a commitment to superior service for all research stakeholders including, faculty, staff, students, and research sponsors.  Services to faculty will include creation of an online faculty research toolbox, assistance in preparing research proposals, and development of comprehensive web site on the sponsored programs process.  

Whether you are seeking funding sources, finishing a proposal, or looking to get started, please feel free to contact the office via email at ORSP@ju.edu.




  • Renee Rossi
  • Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
  • Office: Howard Administration Building, 3rd Floor
  •   rrossi@ju.edu
  •   +1 904-256-7458