Office of Research and Grants

The Office of Research and Grants (ORG) promotes, supports, and celebrates research and grant opportunities to advance the Scholarship Cornerstone of Azusa Pacific University. Research is celebrated through a variety of avenues, including hosting faculty sabbatical and Fulbright presentations, communicating frequent bulletins that highlight scholarly activities, publishing the Faculty Scholarship Updates twice a month, and disseminating a quarterly Cornerstone newsletter that feature recent accomplishments and other research-related activities by APU students, staff, and faculty. ORG promotes faculty research by hosting faculty writers’ retreats each year and assisting faculty with identifying external funding sources, reviewing application drafts, processing grant proposals through APU’s routing system, submitting completed grant applications to prospective funding sources, and assisting faculty in administering and managing sponsored grant awards. ORG facilitates campus-wide celebratory research symposia and oversees the Fellowship for Scholarly Work with Ethics and Culture (FSWEC), a competitive faculty fellowship program promoting scholarship related to ethics and culture in a variety of disciplines. In addition, ORG promotes ethical practices in research through its oversight of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), entities that review research at APU involving human (IRB) and animal (IACUC) subjects.

ORG provides graduate student travel awards, which are internal grants to support graduate students in presenting their research at professional conferences. Graduate student travel award applications are available online, and can also be obtained by contacting the ORG office.

Finally, ORG supports graduate student dissertation and thesis publication through the director of Graduate Student Publications (GSP) housed in ORG. The GSP office works with graduate programs to ensure appropriate style and formatting of all APU dissertations and theses, and assists students in preparing these documents for publication on the ProQuest portal as required for degree completion.