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RED Grant Program

The Office of Research, Strategic Initiatives, and Economic Development (ORSI-ED) is committed to enhancing the research and academic enterprise of the Baton Rouge campus, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. To further promote creativity and excellence, and to move the Baton Rouge campus toward Research Level II status, the ORSI-ED is sponsoring small development grants for FACULTY members. The SU Research and Enhancement Development (RED) Grant Program supports proposal development, pilot research, and other enhancement activities that advance faculty research and educational training projects to provide opportunities to attract external funding.


The program rewards high-risk, high-return research proposals surrounding COVID-19 relief, education, and adaptation to uncertainty caused by coronavirus ripple effects, including projects that:

  •  develop new teaching/learning methods
  •  apply theories or methods to new research areas
  •  introduce transformational research ideas and/or theories
  • aid in diversifying research areas that have traditionally had low minority participation


To apply, please visit the ORSI-ED website or the RED Grant Program page at: