- Summer Spotlight
- BoRSF Endowed: Two-Year Student Workforce Scholarships Subprogram
- BoRSF Invoices Due June 30, 2015
- BoRSF Project and Expenditure Reports Due June 30, 2015
- LaSIP FY 2015 Report and Recommendations Available
- Deadline Date for Receipt of Requests to Amend Contracts and/or Revise Budgets for all BoRSF Contracts
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).
Under the strong leadership of Dr. Tom Klei, Boyd Professor of Parasitology and Veterinary Science, LSU and A&M College spearheads the Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN), a collaborative statewide project funded by the National Institutes of Health. In place since 2001 and involving 27 participating campuses, the LBRN generates statewide impact in biomedical research and education. In the previous award (2009-14), NIH provided in excess of $15 million, with a Board of Regents Support Fund match of $1.148 million, for a rate of return of $13.39 for every Support Fund dollar invested; the new award, more than $18 million during 2015-20, will return an impressive $16.16 for each Support Fund dollar matched. The grant will continue to facilitate growth of biomedical research activities throughout the State by enhancing inter-institutional communication, collaboration, and the development of biomedical manpower and infrastructure resources.