Office of Research and Grants

The Office of Research and Grants (ORG) promotes, supports, and celebrates research and grant opportunities, which contributes to APU’s identity as an institution of “high research activity.” 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. In addition, ORG advances ethical practices in research through its oversight of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), which review and approve all regulated research at Azusa Pacific University involving human (IRB) and animal (IACUC) subjects.