The Owens Institute for Behavioral Research (OIBR) works to provide services, information, and support that can enhance the quality, comprehensiveness, and relevance of social and behavioral research at the University of Georgia.

From Our Faculty

Scott Ardoin | Educational Psychology

"The staff at OIBR have the knowledge and skills needed to help researchers attend to grant submission details faculty may otherwise neglect as they focus on the science. Roberta’s attention to the detailed requirements of the proposal call substantially decreased the stress associated with submitting a grant."

Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
2021-10-26T11:41:12-04:00
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Margaret Caughy

Margaret Caughy | Human Development & Family Science

"Over the course of my career, I have experienced both the best as well as the worst of grant management support, and my experiences with OIBR are clearly among the best. Every OIBR staff member I work with is professional, timely, thorough, and accurate in their work. Not only that, but all the OIBR staff have exactly the right attitude, which is they are committed to helping you, the researcher, figure out how to make the bureaucracy of grants management work in a way that supports the research. I can’t overstate how rare yet so valuable that attitude is. I have no doubt that I wouldn’t be successful in my research program without the excellent support provided by OIBR."

Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
2021-10-26T12:02:09-04:00
Margaret Caughy
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Larry Sweet

Larry Sweet | Psychology

"The OIBR grant management team has provided me flawless pre and post award support for 10 years now. The pre-award team goes way beyond the call of duty offering expert guidance on even the most obscure and novel funding mechanisms, and they do it on time and without error. On the post-award side, I have benefitted greatly from the remarkable patience, flexibility, and professionalism of the team dealing with multiple accounts and multiple lines of effort that are constantly changing. This team is a real asset to UGA that should be recognized as outstanding."

Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
2021-10-26T12:03:29-04:00
Larry Sweet
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Clementz

Brett Clementz | Psychology

"The most important part of my faculty position is applying for and managing grants. I can’t do my work without the grants. Getting grants is one thing, managing the finances is quite another. I can’t successfully apply for grants, or manage the finances, with the expertise and professionalism of the OIBR staff. This is not an exaggeration. I consider the OIBR grants team among the most competent (maybe the most competent) outfit at UGA. That is also not an exaggeration."

Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
2021-10-26T12:04:56-04:00
Clementz
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OIBR Updated Policies 2021

Effective December 1, 2021 OIBR welcomes all Affiliates (new and existing) and Distinguished Scholars to use our pre-award services to submit proposals of all types. However, we will no longer accept industry contracts unless the Principal Investigator has an active grant(s) already managed by OIBR and we are continuing our current policy of not accepting transfers from other colleges or departments or outside the university.

Anyone wishing to use OIBR services needs to give us at least one-month advance notice (no matter how small the proposal) of the intention to pursue a specific funding opportunity. In addition, all submission materials must be finalized 3 business days in advance of the proposal deadline. Please note that, if you notify the pre-award staff with less than a month notice, we may be unable to assist with the submission. This decision will be based primarily on our submission queue at the time of notice and the specifics of the funding opportunity.

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