Research and Sponsored Programs Administration

Lamar University is a diverse research institution and it is the mission of ORSPA to support and promote the research and scholarly activities of the faculty and staff while ensuring compliance and scholarly integrity.

ORSPA assists the LU community advance research efforts, encourage interdisciplinary activities across campus, facilitates collaboration with external partners, and provide administrative support for research activities contributing to transforming the University, Southeast Texas, and beyond.


Let us help you get your research project started with a proposal to a sponsor.

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Research Compliance

LU is committed to the highest standards and quality of research compliance.

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Competition Space

Innovative online platform for funding opportunities across the LU campus.

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ORSPA is pleased to announce the deployment of Cayuse Fund Manager, an electronic fund management platform.  Cayuse Fund Manager is the new addition to Lamar University's electronic research suite for ORSPA to serve the LU research community. It provides principal investigators with real-time access to information on awarded grant funds.

The fund management capability will improve budget oversight for multi-years sponsored projects, generate easy to read financial summaries and statements, and project future expenses to control spending. It saves time, achieves on-target spending, and manages a large funding portfolio.

Cayuse makes fund management easy!