Vice President for Research: Dr. Phaedra Corso

The Office of Research supports externally funded research, service, and creative activity at Kennesaw State University. The staff provides funding information, technical expertise, and assistance in proposal development and submission. When awards are received, the Office of Research staff assists principal investigators in the administration of their projects.

The Office of Research also ensures that the business interests of the University are protected throughout the operation of externally funded projects. The Office provides accurate and timely financial reports for project directors, maintains auditable records of direct and indirect charges to contracts and grants, prepares fiscal reports required by grantor agencies, and is responsible for billing.

Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation

The Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation Inc. (KSURSF) is the contracting entity for externally funded projects at Kennesaw State University. KSURSF was incorporated under Georgia law as a nonprofit corporation on September 7, 2005, and was granted 501 (c) (3) status on December 20, 2007, with August 29, 2005, as the effective date of exemption. KSURSF serves Kennesaw State University as a University System of Georgia-approved cooperative organization.