Who We Are

What is CSCE?

The Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence (CSCE) promotes a culture of active, engaged, and ethical scholarship through supporting innovative faculty and student research and collaborative partnerships across disciplines and in the broader community. CSCE encourages innovation and enterprise, facilitates collaborations, and serves as an advocate for university scholarship and creative practice. CSCE houses the following units and is overseen by Dr. Robert P. Smart, Vice Provost for Research Administration and Executive Director, Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence.

Center for Undergraduate Scholar Engagement

CUSE houses the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS) and the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships. CUSE provides students with the opportunity and support to conduct research, apply for competitive inter/national fellowship/scholarships to fund study abroad, post-graduate opportunities, and more.


Office of Research Compliance and Integrity

ORCI oversees general research practices, such as Responsible Conduct of Research and Conflict of Interest in Research, as well as more specialized areas, such as Human Subjects Research and Animal Care and Use.


Office of Sponsored Programs

OSP serves as the University's central office that supports faculty and staff in the identification, development, submission, and administration of externally sponsored agreements for scholarly research and creative activity.


Technology Commercialization Office

TCO is the university resource for creating productive relationships in the quest for discovery, learning, and engagement between the university and business community.


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