Office of Research Advancement

The LSU Office of Research Advancement (ORA), a unit of the Office of Research & Economic Development, was developed to create a supportive environment for emerging multidisciplinary initiatives; facilitate research collaboration with local, national, and international partners; promote research initiatives within the 7 focal areas identified in the ORED Strategic Plan; and enable partnerships with industry, state agencies, and other stakeholders.


To support implementation of the ORED Strategic Plan through a variety of proactive and capacity-building activities designed to attract extramural research funding and increase institutional competitiveness.

  • Support strategic planning to nurture critical multidisciplinary initiatives such as research centers and institutes throughout the institutional research enterprise

  • Initiate and nurture key partnerships and alliances among faculty, between institutions, and with external not-for-profit and for-profit stakeholders

  • Facilitate catalytic research events such as targeted workshops, conferences and training sessions and facilitate hosting high-profile guest speakers

  • Manage ORED-initiated intramural research programs and coordinate limited grant submissions to external funding agencies

  • Work to identify opportunities and external funding sources that align with institutional priorities and faculty research strengths that have the potential to add visibility or impact to the university.

Proposal Services

ORA will provide comprehensive administrative and technical support for the development and submission of major grant proposals seeking funding for research and instruction activities that are in keeping with the goals outlined in the Strategic Plan and the LSU Strategic Plan 2025 Agenda. To learn more about Proposal Development Services and to request support, click here.

ORED has space in David Boyd Hall to support proposal development activities in a team setting, including a conference table with video-conferencing capabilities.

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Download the following form to request proposal development support

Proposal Development Request Form


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