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Office of Sponsored Research and Programs

Welcome to the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs at UNC Pembroke.

Our mission is to support the faculty and staff to acquire external funding that will advance the University's academic, research, and community service missions.

Services that we provide the faculty and staff include:

  • Identification of funding opportunities
  • Assistance with developing and submitting proposals
  • Training in grantsmanship and in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations

For assistance, contact us in Lindsay Hall 133 at (910) 522-5741.


Congratulations to the following faculty who have recently received awards on behalf of the University. We commend their contributions and achievements.

North Carolina Humanities Council

Olivia Oxendine“Indian Students: White Schools”

PI: Olivia Oxendine, Assistant Professor, Department of School Administration and Counseling, School of Education

Project Term: January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014

Award: $5,000

This project is an oral history project that will capture the stories of five individuals who were students at Lumberton High School at the onset of school integration in North Carolina. The Robeson County story dates back to the early sixties when a group of Indian parents residing within the city limits of Lumberton demanded that school officials enroll their children in the “all white” Lumberton district. Eventually, the school officials cooperated with the parents’ demands and opened the doors to a small number of high school students beginning in 1962. The proposed activities include several taped interviews, public presentations by the interview respondents, and the production of a project video.  The presentations will include 1) education, history, and sociology majors at UNCP, 2) the State Advisory Council on Indian Education, 3) the North Carolina Indian Commission, 4) Lumberton High School faculty and students, and 5) the North Carolina Social Studies Conference.  Dr. Oxendine’s new oral history project is a follow-up to her successful oral history project from 2008, “The Elder Teachers Project;” which she presented at numerous venues including the Smithsonian.

University of North Carolina – General Administration

PI:  Dr.  Ramin Maysami, Dean and Professor, School of Business

Project Term: 10/1/13 – 6/30/14

Award: $20,967

Dr. Maysami was awarded this grant for his MOOC proposal, The Economics of Emerging Markets: Exploring the Transformation of Developing Economies into Developed Nation Status. This is a collaboration with East Carolina University. UNCP and ECU faculty will design ad deliver the MOOC course, deliver it to UNC systems students for credit and to the general public, and assess and evaluate the learning outcomes in order to identify MOOC best practices, explore the usefulness of specific learning objects in massive economics classes, and assess how perceptions and usage of various technologies used throughout the course changed and why.

University of North Carolina – General Administration

Ramin MaysamiPI:  Dr.  Ramin Maysami, Dean and Professor, School of Business

Project Term: 9/25/13 – 6/30/14

Award: $29,796

This award is from the UNC GA Leveraging Technology to Strengthen Academic Quality Grant Program. Dr. Maysami’s proposal, Redesign and Testing of UNCP ECN 1000 using the Replacement and Fully Online Model Approaches, will involve redesigning both the on-line and face-to-face versions of ECN 1000, implementing both redesigned versions over Spring semester 2014, and conducting  surveys to statistically analyze the outcome of the redesign. ECN has large annual enrollment and a high incidence of DFWI. Therefore, the program goal is to improve learning outcomes due to the course redesign.