Office of Research & Sponsored Projects

Supporting innovative and effective research outcomes to facilitate the success of ALL students.

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Mission Statement

ORSP facilitates a dynamic transformation of academic resources, both intellectual and financial, to generate innovative research and opportunities to improve the educational outcomes and emotional well-being of all students. Our continued success expands the ability of the college of education to serve as a go-to resource for academic and research challenges of students, parents, teachers and our educational communities.


  • Assist Faculty in pre-award grant process.
  • Cultivate and support research among the College of Education, UNLV and Nevada.
  • Identify grant funding for faculty.
  • Promote professional development in research and scholarship.
  • Provide administrative functions to the College of Education centers and collaborative research partners.
  • Work closely with the Office of Sponsored Projects and Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

Resources for Nevada Parents & Community

Centers & Labs

The College of Education sponsors research centers and clinics dedicated to research, specialized scholarly activity, education, and/or public service in furtherance of interdisciplinary study, outreach, and acquisition of extramural funding.

Centers & Labs

Faculty Research Profiles

Faculty at the UNLV College of Education are a valuable resource to community organizations and journalists seeking engaging speakers and experts on varying subject areas. Use this tool to search for faculty members by name, subject area(s) and/or research expertise.

K-12 School Map & Reports

Designed to be a quick reference for parents, teachers, and other educational stakeholders, these GIS reports provide historical student performance, demographics of student population, school address and leadership for Nevada's K-12 schools. Future generations of these maps will include search features for comparable schools and national models to evaluate overall K-12 performance in Nevada.

Office Resources

Seek Funding

The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects offers faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and research administrators a wide range of information on federal, state, private, and seed funding sources for research and other scholarly projects.

Seek Funding

Begin Project

Ready to begin the research or grant submission process? The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects supports UNLV students and faculty researchers from proposal development to award closeout, ensuring that grants and contracts are submitted and remain in compliance with university policy, research ethics, and fiscal responsibility.

Begin Project


The ORSP team has compiled a list of forms to assist you in completing your grant submission or initiating various processes post-funding at UNLV. For other forms not listed, please visit UNLV Research and Economic Development and the UNLV Foundation forms pages.



The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects team strives to provide an updated listing of resources for college faculty members and students. Find information on federal, state, and local resources and workshops offered by your ORSP.


Meet the ORSP

Gwen Marchand, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Research and Sponsored Projects and Associate Professor

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Office: CEB 399E
Mail Code: 3001
Phone: 702-895-4303

Francisco Mejia, CRA

Grant Proposal Coordinator

Francisco Mejia
Office: CEB 399C
Mail Code: 3001
Phone: 702-895-1405

Office Contact Information

Carlson Education Building Room 399A-H
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, MS 3001
Las Vegas, NV 89154-3001

Phone: 702-895-3215
Fax: 702-895-4068