Office of Sponsored
Research and Emerging Initiatives

Office Of Sponsored Research and Emerging Initiatives

The mission of Fisk University is to “provides a rich academic experience steeped in the liberal arts tradition. Our faculty, staff, and students exhibit a passion for learning and personal growth.

The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSP) at Fisk University serves as an advocate for sponsored research; advise the administration of matters of regulatory compliance; assist faculty, staff and students in finding funding opportunities; assist faculty with the development of proposals; and promote internal sponsorship of scholarly activities. 
 The OSP endeavors to be the link between principal investigators (PIs) and funding agencies.  The objectives include the following: 1) promote grant opportunities for Faculty and Staff, 2) increase the number of grants awarded yearly, 3) assist with the grant submittal process, 4) ensure Pre-Award Process is effective and efficient, and 5) reassure open relationship between OSP and PIs.

Our Department Staff

Dr. Sajid Hussain, PhD
Interim Director, Office of Sponsored Research and Programs
Phone: 615-329-8624
Office: Talley - Brady Hall, Rm 207

BriAnna Baber
Title III Director
Phone: 615.329.8531
Office: 102 Cravath Hall

Arnold Burger, PhD
Sr. Vice Provost for Faculty Initiatives
Phone: 615-329-8516
Office: Dubois Hall, Rm 240