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 and acquiring external grant resources, ORG also supervises the Undergraduate Research Program, in which undergraduate students who engage in research under the mentorship of a faculty member may apply for travel grants to present their findings at professional conferences. ORG also implements the annual William E. and Ernest L. Boyer Common Day of Learning, a one-day multidisciplinary conference dedicated to undergraduate academic discovery, and oversees the Center for Research on Ethics and Values, which promotes faculty scholarship that works with ethics and values across a variety of disciplines to positively impact culture. ORG promotes ethical practices in research through its oversight of the Institutional Review Board and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, two entities that review all faculty and student research involving uses of human and animal subjects. Finally, ORG supports graduate student dissertation and thesis publication through the director of graduate student publications housed in ORG.