The Office of Research and Sponsored Initiatives (RSI) administers State and federal programs that provide funding and other resources to Louisiana’s postsecondary education community, interacts extensively with institutions and governmental agencies to support research and educational enhancement initiatives, and supports 21st-century STEM workforce development through the Board of Regents’ LaSTEM and Cybersecurity Education programs.
Board of Regents Support Fund
Funded through the constitutionally dedicated Kevin P. Reilly, Sr. Louisiana Education Quality Trust Fund (LEQTF), the BoRSF affords grant opportunities for four constitutionally designated activities designed to improve educational quality, foster Louisiana’s research faculty and infrastructure, and contribute to the State’s economic development.
The Louisiana Online Grant Automation Network (LOGAN) is the Board of Regents’ online system for pre- and post-award management of awards made through Sponsored Programs.
Funding Opportunities for Campuses/Faculty
Sponsored Programs, using both State and federal dollars, operates numerous competitive funding opportunities for research and educational grants, student support, and endowment matching.
LA EPSCoR, supported by the National Science Foundation, is contributing significantly to the growth of Louisiana’s research enterprise by providing funding and opportunities for science and engineering faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and post-doctoral assistants.
LaSTEM coordinates and oversees the creation, delivery, and promotion of STEM education programs, to increase student interest and achievement in the fields of STEM, to ensure the alignment of education, economic development, industry, and workforce needs, and to increase the number of women who graduate from a postsecondary institution with a STEM degree or credential.
The Cybersecurity Education Management Council (CEMC) is tasked with promoting degree and certificate programs in cybersecurity fields offered by public postsecondary education institutions in order to meet Louisiana’s workforce needs
The Master Plan
To move Louisiana aggressively forward, the Board of Regents has embraced a robust new attainment goal that calls for 60% of all working-age adults (ages 25-64) in Louisiana to hold a degree or high-value credential by 2030. As we stand on the brink of a new decade, this Master Plan, born of the Board of Regents’ unique charge to guide postsecondary education across the state, will set the foundation to increase opportunity. Our Talent Imperative is to Educate, Innovate, and Collaborate.