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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

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The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) supports faculty, staff and students in the creation and dissemination of new knowledge through ethical scholarship, research and creative activities. UHD ORSP is dedicated to providing quality pre-award support, post-award accounting, and compliance oversight for contracts and grants. UHD ORSP will facilitate innovation, increase faculty agency, enrich student experiences, showcase faculty and student scholarly and creative achievements, and find creative solutions to the scholarly and creative needs of faculty to realize the Mission and Vision of UHD.


Empowering faculty, fostering novel and interdisciplinary research and creative activities, while building a culture of scholarship built on trust, collaboration, communication, and shared purpose.


Contact Information

The UHD Office of Research and Sponsored Programs seeks to support all UHD faculty, staff and students in the research and creative enterprise. Please do not hesitate to contact ORSP staff (; 713-221-8499) to assist you in your scholarship.

Jerry Johnson, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President, Faculty, Research & Sponsored Programs
Professor of Biology & Biochemistry
​Nafisah Alston
Administrative Assistant III, ORSP
Brandi Smith-Irving
Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
Heather Davis
Assistant Director, Post-Award Services


If you would like ORSP to showcase your recent scholarly or creative accomplishments to the campus, please contact Dr. Jerry Johnson.





Last updated 10/10/2019 5:37 AM