Hampton University Department of Sponsored Programs


Mrs. Alisa Rodgers
Director, Sponsored Programs
Administration Building, Room 100
Phone: 757.727.5310

Hampton University considers the creation of new knowledge through research and the dissemination of this knowledge to society as important aspects of its mission. The purpose of research at Hampton University is threefold: (1) to advance new frontiers of scientific inquiry and to produce new knowledge; (2) to rigorously provide a high quality, value-added education for its students; and (3) to translate lessons learned from science to the public using a multifaceted partnership approach to accelerate the translation of research into practice.

The University recognizes that teaching and research are essential academic activities and that research is essential to good teaching. Accordingly, faculty are expected to actively engage in research, scholarly activities and grantsmanship. Moreover, The Faculty Handbook states that research is one of three (along with teaching and professional services) equally-weighted criteria for promotion, tenure, merit increments, and other rewards of the academy.

The Office of Sponsored Programs is primarily responsible for pre-award activities that begin proposal development and proceeds through proposal submission, award negotiation and execution. Additionally, this office participates in the negotiation and interpretation of intellectual property terms in grants and contracts in order to ensure that the rights of sponsors and developers of technology are protected. Sub-awards also are prepared and negotiated in this office.

Services offered by OSP:

  • Assistance with proposal editing and formatting (time permitting)
  • Review of budget/justification (including subcontract budgets)
  • Assistance with submission of grants, contracts, cooperative agreement and task order proposals
  • Track all Intent and proposal submissions
  • Act as liaison between funding sources and the University on all contractual matters