Mar 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

University Research


Martin Hall, Suite 338

The Office of the Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development is responsible to the President for the areas of externally funded grants and contracts; specialized research centers; relations with federal, state, and local agencies; technology transfer; and economic development. The Vice President and his staff work closely with the deans and faculty of the academic colleges to support research and outreach activities. The office is responsible for building strong, supportive alliances with local, regional, state, and national business, governmental, and industrial leaders that will result in bringing funding, equipment, services and other resources to the University. In cooperation with degree granting colleges and academic units at UL Lafayette, this office works to ensure that the University provides a setting in which quality research is initiated, nurtured, and completed. The Vice President oversees the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the University Research Park, and University Research Centers.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Martin Hall, Suite 338

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), commonly referred to as the Pre-Award office, is a professional service office that reports to the Vice President for Research. Activities of ORSP are designed to help faculty and to facilitate the overall grant process, while balancing the need for institutional and sponsor regulatory compliance. ORSP assists university investigators in identifying funding opportunities, conceptualizing and preparing grant proposals, securing institutional approval for proposals, and submitting proposals for funding. ORSP also manages several programs to ensure compliance with federal regulations.

Office of Innovation Management

Dr. Alan J. Cohen, Director
LITE, Suite 115
537 Cajundome Blvd.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, an R1 (top tier) institution powered by its own solar farm, works with industrial and other partners on technology development, laboratory and field-scale testing, education, workforce training, deployment, and commercialization.

The Office of Innovation Management (OIM) focuses on technology collaboration, innovation, and commercialization. We enable potential partnerships between industry and the university’s various research institutes, centers, colleges, and departments. We also provide guidance to UL inventors on intellectual property protection, technology licensing, and/or the creation of start-up companies. And we encourage and broadcast learnings on innovation best practices from within the university and from external sources.

Office of Research Integrity

Dr. Robin Broussard, Director
Martin Hall, Suite 338

As a member of the University, you are a part of research integrity team. The Office of Research Integrity depends on your help to maintain the integrity of our research programs and responsible conduct of research. When you have your research reviewed and approved by our committees, you are making a commitment to high integrity research that will be publishable and propel our University forward on the world stage, where we excel at Research for a Reason - to make the world a better place.

As part of our impactful research integrity team, we expect you to maintain your knowledge about research integrity issues by completing the available trainings and sharing these trainings with others in your department and students in your classes. We want to send our students out to the world with strong values and a devotion for responsible conduct of research as they become the next generation of researchers. We also look to you for guidance about topics that you would like more training in.  We strive to bring you quality informative training on topics that you need and in formats that allow you to participate when you have time.  This is our time and we’re determined to help you make the most of it.

Sponsored Programs Finance Administration and Compliance

F.G. Mouton Hall, Suite 307

Sponsored Programs Finance Administration and Compliance (SPFAC) is a centralized unit, reporting to the Vice President of Administration and Finance, that strives to provide the University research community with a seamless transition from pre-award to post award activities. SPFAC provides post award management and financial oversight while ensuring compliance with federal regulations and adherence to state and university policies for all sponsored activities. SPFAC’s responsibilities also include contract review and negotiation, research accounting and financial reporting, time and effort certifications, Subaward management, training and education in the administration of sponsored projects, and audit responsibilities.

Advance Student Research

Dupré Library, Room 102

Advance Student Research (Advance), supports the strategic mission of the University to increase student productivity and success through engagement in mentored research, innovative projects, and creative endeavors. Advance is a university-wide undergraduate research (UR) program that aims to provide each undergraduate with an opportunity to complete a Student Research Experience (SRE), a sustained effort to apply subject knowledge, skills, and abilities to a project that is valued by the discipline.

Student Center for Research, Creativity & Scholarship (SCRCS)

SCRCS supports all Advance activities and centralizes information on research, scholarship, and creative activity allowing students, faculty, and staff to learn about opportunities and resources.