Office of Sponsored Programs

The mission of the Office of Sponsored Programs at Agnes Scott College is to facilitate the efforts of faculty, staff, and students to develop and achieve their goals in research, creative, instructional, and service activities through successful competition for external funding.  We also protect the College’s interests by promoting research integrity and carefully stewarding external funds as directed by ASC values and applicable federal, state, and funding agency regulations and policies.

Some of our current externally-funded projects:  

Dr. Tim Finco (Biology) is studying gene expression with a recently awarded research grant from the National Institutes of Health. The NIH grant, entitled “Elucidating mechanisms governing transcriptional regulation of the human LAT gene,” provides opportunities for students to gain valuable hands-on research experience, during both the academic year and the summer.  Dr. Finco currently has four ASC undergraduates conducting research in his lab.

Dr. Christopher De Pree (Physics and Astronomy) was awarded a 3-year research grant from the National Science Foundation, entitled "Dynamic UC HII regions in Sgr B2: Flickering and Ionized Flows," to study massive star formation at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy with the Very Large Array (VLA) in New Mexico. Dr. De Pree currently has five ASC undergraduates working in his lab.

Dr. Ruth Riter (Chemistry) and Dr. Sarah Winget (Chemistry) were recently awarded a 3-year NSF grant to improve student learning of infrared absorption spectroscopy in analytical and physical chemistry by developing problem-based laboratories linked to collaborative, in-class activities.  In addition, the grant supports the purchase of an new Fourier-transform infrared spectrometer for the Chemistry Department.

Learn more about undergraduate research at Agnes Scott.