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Office of Research Services (ORS)

The Office of Research Services at Coastal Carolina University assists faculty and staff with preparation and submission of proposals and provides faculty with information on grant and funding opportunities.  It is our goal to create increased faculty interest in grants to support research, training, and public service opportunities.

A major responsibility of our department is to ensure compliance with all federal and state regulations pertinent to grant eligibility and transactions.

ORS also works with the University administration and the Office of Philanthropy on preparation and proposals supporting the institution.



Useful Links

Grant Proposal Submission Process

Services we provide

Staff Directory

Submit your research interests to ORS (short online form)



Research News

Coastal Carolina University Selects rSmart Cloud Express to Grow Research Volume, Improve Efficiencies

Primarily Undergraduate Institution in South Carolina Chooses Cloud-Based Kuali Coeus Software for Grant and Research Management

Media Contact: Tiffani Nichols, 602-490-0478, tnichols@rsmart.com

rSmart, a leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for higher education, announced today that Coastal Carolina University has selected rSmart Cloud Express for Kuali Coeus to streamline the institution’s grant and research management activities to maximize initial and ongoing funding.

Built on open source, community-developed Kuali Coeus software, Cloud Express will provide Coastal Carolina electronic proposal routing, awards tracking, and compliance management. The online electronic research administration (eRA) solution will replace paper-based processes and disconnected point solutions while improving efficiencies with online workflows and configurable business rules.

“As a primarily undergraduate institution, Coastal Carolina has a limited research administration staff and resources but is working hard to increase our research volume. Cloud Express will provide a single reliable source for proposal, award, and compliance information along with enhanced oversight and visibility with built-in reports,” said Bruxanne Hein, Office of Research Services Director.

Coastal Carolina University will be a part of rSmart’s Pillar Partner Program, which brings together a select group of colleges and universities to provide insight and innovation for rSmart’s next generation of grant and research management solutions. Additional Pillar Partner members include Portland State University, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Georgia Southern University, Cal State-Monterey Bay and University Mississippi Medical Center.

“Coastal Carolina University represents a growing number of institutions looking for an affordable, turnkey eRA solution built specifically for higher education. rSmart looks forward to providing Coastal Carolina the training, implementation services, and on-going support to accomplish their short and long-term goals,” said Chris Coppola, rSmart CEO.

To learn more about Cloud Express for Kuali Coeus, visit www.rsmart.com or view a 4 minute demo.

About Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution with more than 9,400 students from across the country The University, located in Conway, South Carolina, offers 66 areas of study toward the baccalaureate degree and eight master's degree programs. To learn more, visit www.coastal.edu.

About rSmart

rSmart, a leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for higher education, empowers colleges and universities to embrace community-driven, open source software. We make Kuali ERP software enterprise ready with cloud delivery, enhanced functionality, professional services, and support. Our customers significantly reduce research, financial, and student administration costs through improved processes and freedom from expensive, overly customized, and difficult to maintain legacy and proprietary software. rSmart is privately held and headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. Learn more at http://www.rsmart.com.

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Upcoming Workshops offered by the Office of Research Services and CeTEAL

Human Research Protections Program/CITI Program 

To schedule a presentation of the CITI training program for your CCU students, contact Bruxanne Hein at bruxanne@coastal.edu

Professional Enhancement Grant Proposal Writing Circle

Want to learn how to write a better Professional Enhancement Grant Proposal?  Looking for a grant that will provide “seed” money to allow you to seek funding from other sources and increase the magnitude of the results of your projects?  Attend this once a week for four-five weeks session which will walk you through the grant writing process.  We will review what the guidelines are really asking for, review your project goals, lay out a plan for writing your grant, and create a timeline and budget.

For schedule of days and times, visit CeTEAL

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