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

5) reassure an open relationship between OSP and PIs.



Our Department Staff

Dr. Sajid Hussain, PhD
Director, Office of Sponsored Research and Programs
Phone: 615-329-8624
Office: Cravath Hall, Room 110B

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