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Welcome to the Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) provides assistance to faculty, administration and students who are seeking grant funding to support campus initiatives, research, programs and educational opportunities.

Grants have provided valuable support for research, programs and collaborative activities across all academic schools and many administrative areas of the campus. The diverse nature of these activities is the direct result of the dedication, creativity and tireless drive of many members within the Shepherd University community. If you are interested in seeking a grant or developing a proposal, explore the resources highlighted on this website and contact Jessica Kump at to get started.

Highlights and Happenings

Don’t miss Humanities and the Environment, a 2-day conference hosted at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown October 26-27, 2017. The STEM fields are essential to studying, quantifying and understanding the environment, but to inspire empathy, broad engagement and public action toward environmental solutions the humanities are critical. Join some of the nation’s leading voices in literature, history, film and the sciences for sessions and discussions on the many ways the humanities can and will contribute to environmental awareness. Support for the conference is provided by a grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council, awarded to Dr. Julia Sandy, Associate Professor of History. Dr. Sandy and Dr. Keith Alexander, Assistant Professor of History, have led the coordination and planning of this timely and highly relevant conference. Additional information and online registration is available here.

Shepherd University is now a member of the Grants Resource Center (GRC), a service of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). GRC membership includes access to a suite of powerful grant-seeking resources, including a keyword-searchable database, project-specific email notification service and personal assistance with specific funding searches. Contact Jessica Kump for the Shepherd University credentials to sign in to GRC’s website and explore this extensive resource.