Academic Affairs Resources for Faculty


Faculty Scholarship

We utilize the Boyer Model definition of scholarship as scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching. This flexible definition allows for a wide range of faculty talents to flourish. (For more detailed information, see the Faculty Handbook, Appendix C.)

External Funding Sources

Contact Research & Sponsored Programs (RASP)

  • The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RASP) is under the Office of Academic Affairs at Northeastern State University and handles all pre-award aspects of grant proposal development. We identify ways that the University's funding can be supplemented through external sources, and assist colleges and departments in their efforts to collaborate and share resources.

Internal Funding Sources

Faculty Research Committee Grants

  • All full-time NSU faculty are encouraged to apply for one-year Faculty Research Committee (FRC) Grants.

Faculty Development Grants

  • Academic Affairs dedicates funds each year to support faculty development.

Immersive Learning Award

  • As part of its mission to foster a culture of excellence in teaching and learning, CTL is offering to award faculty for the support of immersive/experiential learning course activities.

Technology Innovations for Learning and Teaching Award

  • As part of its mission to foster a culture of excellence in teaching and learning, the Center for Teaching & Learning is offering a technology innovation award to full-time faculty to support experimenting with new academic technology.

Open Educational Resources (OER) Development Award

  • As part of its mission to foster a culture of excellence in teaching and learning, Northeastern State University’s Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) is offering funding to support faculty development of open educational resources (OER).

President’s Ambassador’s Network

  • The President's Ambassadors Network (PAN) is an initiative established by NSU President Steve Turner in 2013 to support professional development opportunities for NSU faculty and staff and discretionary projects.


  • FANFund is a unique effort to instill in students a spirit of philanthropy benefiting NSU. Open to all university-funded departments across all NSU campuses, FANFund provides an opportunity for your department to secure funding--through the generosity of student giving--for that nice-to-have pet project or piece of equipment that did not make it into the budget. Faculty and staff submit project applications, students vote for which project to secure funds, then students raise the money for that project, peer-to-peer.

More information coming soon!

OK Research Day

Research Day at the Capitol

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

Institutional Review Board (IRB)—working with human subjects

  • The Institutional Review Board (IRB) assures that researchers take appropriate steps to protect the rights and welfare of humans participating as subjects in research projects. Researchers at Northeastern State University are required to have their research projects involving human participants approved by the IRB before beginning their research.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)—working with vertebrate animals

  • USDA and Public Health Service (PHS) regulations require that all institutions using federal funds to carry out research or teaching that involve the use of live, warm-blooded vertebrate animals have a standing Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The role of the IACUC is to ensure the ethical use and sensitive care of animals utilized in research and teaching.