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. While a main focus of ORG is assisting faculty in identifying, acquiring, and managing external grant resources, ORG also supervises the Undergraduate Research Program, which includes opportunities for undergraduate students engaged in research with faculty to apply for funds to present findings at professional conferences. The Undergraduate Research Program also promotes undergraduate research partnerships with faculty through annual awards provided by the Scholarly Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) initiative. 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.