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Office of Research and Grants (ORG)

The Lipscomb University Office of Research and Grants (ORG) exists to support a culture of intellectual curiosity and scholarly activity on campus.

Led by a Director of Research, the ORG remains committed to the institution’s Christ-centered values and supports all teaching, learning, and research activities in service of the institution and others. The primary functions of this office are to support Lipscomb in its efforts to maintain the highest levels of:

  • Academic research (supporting the entire campus community)
  • Sponsored programs (externally funded research and programs)
  • Research compliance and integrity
  • Training opportunities
  • Innovation and discovery

To achieve these functions, ORG assists faculty and staff by providing the resources needed to be successful in finding and submitting grant opportunities, monitoring grant awards, managing contracts and subcontracts, supporting relationships with research institutions and funding agencies, regular reporting, and managing grant funding (among other activities).

Institutional Identifiers

The Grant Process

Policies Related to Research & Grants

Meet the Research Team

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Trace Hebert

Associate Provost of Research and Graduate Studies

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Robyn Saakian

Director, Office of Research and Grants Provost’s Office

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Susan Lloyd

Research Administrator and Academic Compensation Analyst

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Danielle Duke

Danielle Duke

Post-Award Specialist,
Office of Research and Grants

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Rebecca Johns

Director of Academic Finance,
Provost’s Office

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Our Office Supports

CITI Training Program

This web-based training program provides high quality, peer-reviewed, web-based educational courses. The online courses available through this service provide training for Human Subjects Research, Responsible Conduct of Research and Conflict of Interest.

CITI Training Program

Institutional Review Board

Our IRB team reviews all proposed research involving human subjects to ensure that subjects are treated ethically and protect their rights. IRB provides the guidelines and policies required to achieve this goal.

Institutional Review Board

Survey Tool

Lipscomb encourages the use of REDCap software, a secure tool supporting the creation and management of internet-based surveys. It is flexible, providing a variety of options to conduct survey-based research.

Survey Tool

Student Scholar Symposium

This annual research exhibition showcases the breadth and depth of Lipscomb's academic excellence through the achievements and research of our students. During the all day event, students present in a wide variety of formats, including papers, posters and performances.

Student Scholar Symposium