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About Sponsored Programs
The Sponsored Programs division of the Board of Regents administers State and federal programs that provide funds and other resources to Louisiana’s post-secondary education community and interacts extensively with institutions and governmental agencies on issues related to post-secondary research and educational enhancement. The principal activity of Sponsored Programs is centered around the Board of Regents Support Fund (BoRSF) and its major related initiative, the Louisiana Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (LA EPSCoR).
Spotlight – Spring 2017
Support Fund recommendations for funding for the FY 2016-17 competitions have been released on the Sponsored Programs website and will be brought to the Board of Regents at its April 26, 2017 meeting. Across the Enhancement and R&D subprograms, 90 proposals have been identified by external reviewers as Priority I projects and recommended for funding with FY 2016-17 monies: 54 Research & Development projects, and 36 Enhancement proposals. In addition, two Endowed Chairs, 14 Endowed Superior Graduate Student Scholarships, and 13 Endowed Two-Year Workforce Scholarships will be matched with FY 2016-17 BoRSF funds. Finally, 25 Graduate Fellowships projects were recommended for funding with first-year monies allocated from FY 2016-17 and FY 2017-18, including 21 Traditional GF and four BoR/SREB fellowships. As many Priority I proposals as possible will be funded with available Support Fund monies.
Funding recommendations forwarded to the Board in April are the result of rigorous peer reviews and a highly competitive process. This year Support Fund competitive programs received 451 proposals: 259 in R&D, 113 in Enhancement, nine in Endowed Chairs, 29 in Endowed Graduate Student Scholarships, 13 in Endowed Two-Year Workforce Scholarships, and 28 in Graduate Fellows. The staff has hosted 13 final review panels both in Baton Rouge and via offsite conferencing. Panel members read both proposals and program guidelines, then used established rubrics and evaluation criteria to score, rate and rank proposals. To ensure the objectivity of the review process, all panels were comprised of out-of-state experts: faculty, administrators, and other professionals with experience in and detailed knowledge of the disciplines, subject areas and types of activities for which funds were requested.