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Office of Sponsored Programs and Research

About Us

The Office of Sponsored Programs & Research (OSPR) partners with the growing and changing research community at Marian University to provide oversight, administrative structure, and consultation to enhance researchers' abilities to obtain and manage sponsored programs. We strive to provide the highest level of professionalism and expertise to support and promote Marian's research environment.

OSPR prepares, reviews, and submits proposals to external sponsors and negotiates and accepts funding on behalf of the University for research, instruction, and other sponsored activity.

OSPR supports the research community by establishing policies related to sponsored program funding, providing guidance and consultation, and serving as a formal liaison with the sponsor on administrative changes throughout the life of the award.


Rachel Beltzhoover, MS, CRA, is the Director of OSPR and joined Marian University in January 2022. Rachel comes from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and brings 5+ years of sponsored programs experience to the office. She obtained her Certified Research Administrator (CRA) credentials in December 2021 and her Master's degree in Research Administration from Emmanuel College in May 2019.


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Marian University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana.

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