Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Research and Sponsored Programs

Guam offers exciting research opportunities found no where else in the world.

Research at UOG is supported by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). The ORSP supports faculty members and eligible University personnel to conduct research activities in collaboration with the various Micronesia colleges, as well as, select public and private agencies locally, nationally and internationally.  


Research Mission

The University of Guam’s institutional mission addresses three primary foci: teaching, research, and outreach pertinent to the western Pacific region.

The major priorities of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs are to:

  • Support faculty members and University personnel to conduct research activities and to successfully manage existing research and sponsored projects
  • Select public and private agencies locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Seek external funding and engage in projects related to the mission and goals of the University
  • Coordinating research and management studies for the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies units on agreements with Department of Navy, NPS, and other federal agencies. Currently 2.5 million in natural resources agreement studies.




Research Spotlights

  • Researchers work to answer questions such as what are some of the factors that lead people to chew the areca nut, and what will it take to get them to stop?

    UOG Researchers Work to Understand the Impact of Areca Nut Chewing

  • The Guam System for Assistive Technology program hosts the Annual Assistive Technology Fair to gather resources for individuals with disabilities and their families.

    Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month wraps up with fair and open house

  • The Western Pacific Tropical Research Center once again proudly showcases some of its 2015 research.

    WPTRC Publishes 2015 Impact Report

  • University of Guam Associate Professor of Information Management Systems Dr. Kevin Ho will be published in three prestigious academic journals this fall.

    UOG Business Professor Published in Three Academic Journals

  • The University of Guam has been awarded $4.3M grant to support its ongoing partnership with the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, addressing cancer health disparities among Pacific Islanders in Hawaii, Guam and neighboring U.S. Associated Pacific Islands.

    UOG Awarded $4.3M Grant to Continue Cancer Research

  • How can scientists help managers measure the effectiveness of marine conservation efforts? This is the question new research in Micronesia is helping to answer led by the University of Guam Marine Laboratory.

    The Micronesia Challenge: Sustainable Coral Reefs and Fisheries

  • A University of Guam team recently published an article on the pollination properties of the fadang tree in the July issue of the national science journal HortScience.

    UOG Team Improves Understanding of Fadang Tree's Pollination Syndrome

  • Despite typhoon-strength winds, Guam’s most endangered tree weathered Typhoon Dolphin last month, leaving the only mature tree on island still standing after the storm passed.

    Guam's Most Endangered Tree Survives Typhoon Dolphin

  • Students will have opportunities to engage in unique undergraduate and graduate research experiences with EPSCoR faculty.

    UOG Announces $6M Grant Award for Marine Research

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    Graduate Students Recognized with Presidential Thesis Award