CRASE links faculty to available resources on campus, online, in the community, and through professional organizations. If you are applying for a grant, a fellowship, an award, conducting research with human participants, or creating your online research profile, CRASE can help.


Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) encourages and supports USF faculty and staff in their pursuit of federal, state, and local funding for research and institutional contracts and grants.

OSP helps faculty and staff identify prospective funding opportunities, interpret federal and state agency guidelines, develop realistic budgets, complete application requirements, and prepare competitive proposals.

OSP also provides post-award support to faculty and staff to help them manage their grants and contracts by providing financial information, interpreting agency requirements, and helping them to request approvals for no-cost extensions and budget reallocations.

Office of Sponsored Programs



InfoEd Global’s SPIN, the world’s largest database for sponsored funding opportunities, is available to all USF faculty! This is an improved resource open to faculty, staff and students to assist you in locating new funding opportunities. This database will provide a great starting point in discovering funding opportunities or ways to further your research. Please check out the Office of Contract and Grants for more information.
Watch out for additional postings with quick and easy “how to’s” use of InfoEd SPIN and future training sessions hosted by the Office of Contract and Grants Office.


USF Scholarship Repository 

The USF Scholarship Repository is an institutional repository service provided by the Gleeson Library | Geschke Center in collaboration with Dorraine Zief Law Library to digitally collect, preserve, and provide access to scholarly works and research by the USF community. CRASE will collaborate with Gleeson Library to build the repository

USF Scholarship Repository


Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects

Research conducted by University of San Francisco affiliates using human participants is overseen by the IRB. Its purpose is to facilitate human subjects research and to ensure the rights and welfare of human subjects are protected during their participation.  

Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects


Thacher Gallery at the University of San Francisco

Each year the Thacher Gallery presents a series of diverse, high-caliber art exhibitions that probe aesthetics, stimulate dialogue and reflect the urban Jesuit university’s commitment to social justice. With a focus on art from California, the Thacher Gallery shows emerging artists, Bay Area icons and major collections.

Along with its exhibition calendar, the Thacher Gallery presents free public programs, such as artist talks, craft demonstrations, and docent-led tours for all ages. The facility also serves as a professional training laboratory for students interested in arts management, museum studies and exhibitions

Thacher Gallery


More Resources

The U.S. State Department also runs the Fulbright Specialist Program, which sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning, and related subjects at academic institutions abroad for a period of 2 to 6 weeks. 

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