Office of Sponsored Research & Programs

Welcome to the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSR&P) of Virginia State University (VSU). We appreciate your interest in our university and the research unit. We possess a pool of highly motivated and capable professors, scholars, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students. We are proud to note that some of our researchers are world-renowned and conduct multiplicity of interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research in state-of-the-art facilities.

The university has established:

  • Linkages and alliances on the national and international levels with universities and research organizations
  • Research Centers of Excellence in several areas including physics, energy and environmental studies, engineering technology, water quality management, aquaculture, education, social sciences, and business
  • A sound infrastructure for research management
  • An Outreach Program Office to oversee, assist, and supervise outreach programs designed to provide valuable educational resources through research, instruction and public service to the local community

The university has been successful in providing research opportunities for students through funded research projects. The research activities of the University are sponsored by, among others, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Defense Department, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Agency for International Development as well as the State of Virginia, university linkages, and private industry.