Mission Statement

The Office of Grants and Research Administration (OGRA) at CSU serves as the Sponsored Program Administrator for the University with the mission to provide leadership, information, direction, and technical assistance for the advancement of teaching, research, and community outreach. To accomplish this mission, OGRA supports the pursuit of external funding from federal and state sources, serving as the central coordination point for all sponsored program grants, contracts and subcontracts, and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and institutional requirements and policies. The office provides leadership to administrators, faculty, staff and community leaders in exploring research opportunities and development of proposal writing skills to best position Chicago State University for the acquisition of external funding for research, training and educational endeavors.