Office of Sponsored Research

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Established in June 1998 through an Extramural Associate Research Development Award (EARDA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Immaculata University's Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) serves faculty and students from all disciplines and across all three Colleges. The Office provides help in finding sources of funding, offers training sessions in grant preparation, provides review and oversight of pilot grants, reviews proposals for submission to external agencies, and provides books and resources for grant research, writing, and management to faculty and students. Memberships to grant opportunity newsletters offer daily information to faculty on current opportunities.

The number of external proposals submitted has risen steadily, and the Office is very proud of the many faculty-mentored student research projects it has funded. Over the years since its founding, the Office has funded 75 such projects. Student researchers have presented at local, regional, and national professional conferences, garnering recognition and awards. Students and their mentors have also presented at the Council on Undergraduate Research's "Posters on the Hill" in Washington, D.C. 

Mentored research has helped student researchers apply their coursework to real-life situations, refine their choices of careers and further study, and obtain graduate school fellowships and assistantships. We are grateful to the mentors who give their time, their expertise, and their guidance and encouragement to this vital aspect of their students' educations.

The Office of Sponsored Research shares faculty and student research information with the University community through its Newsletter: Research in Service of Learning, published semi-annually.


Staff and Location



Christine Iannicelli

Director, Office of Sponsored Research
P.O. Box 688
232 Villa Maria
Immaculata, PA 19345

Phone: 610-647-4400 ext. 3020


Sister Susan J. Cronin, IHM



Katelyn DeFrangesco


Graduate Assistant, Office of Sponsored Research
P.O. Box 688
234 Villa Maria
Immaculata, PA 19345 

Phone: 610-647-4400 ext. 3038

1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA. 19345
p. 610-647-4400 or call toll-free: 1-877-42 TODAY
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