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Funded Research (Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP))

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (“ORSP”) is FGCU’s central point of coordination for sponsored projects and is FGCU’s legally authorized representative for grants, contracts, and assurances. Research and sponsored programs are integral and essential parts of our teaching mission and play a major role in the educational process at FGCU. Our faculty research efforts enrich teaching and the classroom experience of our students. These efforts provide a rich environment for students to take part in scholarly work while attending FGCU.

It is the responsibility of ORSP to ensure that all research conducted under its auspices is carried out in compliance with applicable State and Federal regulations, including export controls. The policies and procedures adopted by ORSP serve to meet such compliance requirements.

Export Control Review
In order to facilitate compliance with export controls, ORSP requires that all FGCU members seeking external funding for sponsored programs complete an Internal Clearance Form. This form includes questions related to export controls.

If the Internal Clearance Form indicates a possible export control issue, the PI will work with ORSP and the export compliance contact to complete a license determination. If an export license is required, the PI will assist ORSP with the license application.

Unfunded Research

Scholarship and other research activities that are conducted outside of ORSP (i.e., unsponsored” or “unfunded” research) may also be subject to export controls. Such activities are often initiated through more informal means and are not managed through formal ORSP procedures.

Export Control Review
In order to facilitate compliance with export controls for activities that occur outside the ORSP framework, FGCU uses an Export Control Questionnaire that is issued annually to faculty members as part of FGCU’s export compliance program.