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Research and Sponsored Programs


ORSP provides information, services, and support so that members of the UALR Community may compete successfully for outside funding to conduct scientific research; create works of art; compose music; write books and articles; improve their performance in the classroom; and better serve their students, professions, and the public.In accomplishing this mission, ORSP ensures accountability, compliance, and stewardship for sponsored programs as directed by all applicable Federal, State, Local, and Institutional policies, procedures, and regulations.

Research Cluster Seed Grant Competition

The Research Cluster Seed Grant Competition will seed funds to support development of faculty/staff-led multidisciplinary research clusters to bolster and expand scholarly activity. Two awards will be given in the amount of $50,000 ($25,000 per year for two years)
Deadline: November 14, 2014. Competition Guidelines.

Latest Award

Dr. Mengjun Xie and Dr. Kenji Yoshigoe

REU Site: CyberSAFE@UALR: Cyber Security and Forensics Research at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock


This prestigious and competitive three-year grant from the National Science Foundation establishes a new Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, which is also the first REU Site hosted by UALR. Undergraduate students recruited from all over the country will participate in summer research focused on the integration of fundamental security and forensics research with the latest technical advances in mobile computing, cloud computing, and social networks. The research is led by an experienced faculty team that plans to offer a balance of theory, applications, and practical skills as well as mentoring and professional development opportunities for the students.

The intellectual merit of this project lies in strong research basis and the expertise of the faculty. The projects are in research areas that are current and address national priorities. The site will leverage its National Security Agency designated Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and NSF funded Cloud Computing Research Instrument and Computational Research Center to enhance and enrich participants’ competitive research experiences. The undergraduate student participants will gain a broad and unified picture of the significance of security and forensics through interactions with university professors, professionals, and researchers in forensics labs, practitioners in the IT industry, and security officers in military service. The research has the potential to contribute to the research core of the emerging field of cyber security.

More Awards


Showcase your research in the UALR Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Expo 2014.

Monday April 21, 2014, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Donaghey Student Center.
Deadline to submit application is Monday, March 31. More information on Student Research Expo.

NIH Guidance on Resumption of NIH Extramural Activities Following Shutdown

Please access the following link for updates on NIH submissions and revised dates:NOT-OD-14-007.

NSF Guidance on Resumption of NSF Activities Following Shutdown

Updated 10.6.2014