Sponsored Programs, Research and External Engagement (SPREE) promotes research and scholarship, by supporting faculty, staff, and students in readying research and innovation projects, acquiring extramural funding, and appropriately administering active sponsored projects.
We oversee research compliance pertinent to sponsor agreements and government regulations, and build mutually-beneficial relationships with our corporate and foundation partners.
We can help you prepare requests for funding, manage your awards, partner with corporations and foundations, build student internship and employment pipelines, and negotiate equipment and facility use. We also offer trainings, educational services and expertise to assist you in research development or securing funding and partnerships.
We are charged with oversight and support of research compliance at the University. SPREE is the administrative home of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and administers Mentor IRB, the University’s research protocol management system used by faculty, students, academic advisers, and staff engaged in conducting human subjects research.
St. Catherine University’s CATIE Center has been awarded two Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration grants totaling $6 million to advance interpreter education.
Access and Success to administer $140,069 awarded to St. Kate's by Great Lakes Higher Education Corp. & Affiliates
Professors Mary Hearst and Paula Rabaey awarded $277,743 by GHR Foundation to help improve the quality of life for children with disabilities in Kanyama, Zambia.