Mission and Values

RSP Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) is to advance and support creative activity and scholarly research by working to:

  • Promote awareness of the intellectual life of the UNI community;
  • Encourage internal and external collaboration;
  • Support efforts to secure and administer sponsored funding; and
  • Ensure compliance with sponsored funding and research regulations, policies, and procedures.

RSP Professional Values:

Consistency:  providing uniform and non-contradictory assistance and support to faculty, staff, and students

Compliance:  ensuring adherence to federal, state, and sponsoring agencies’ rules and regulations pertaining to the administration of grants and contracts

Collaboration:  working with faculty, staff, students, University administration, and external figures to accomplish mutual goals

Respect:  acknowledging and valuing other people's ideas, backgrounds, experiences, different ability levels, and work
Receptiveness:  willingness to receive suggestions, ideas, and information to help us do our job more effectively and efficiently

Reliability:  being dependable; understanding and acting on requests based on need and agreed upon timeframes

Integrity:  adhering to ethical and professional values and behaviors

Service:  providing assistance in a way that benefits others

Thoroughness:  being conscientious about addressing and completing tasks