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Office of Research Administration

What We Do

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) assists faculty and staff as they pursue, then manage external funding for varied types of projects that support the University's mission. ORA is also responsible for the administration of contracts and grants awarded to the university.

The links at left and below will connect you to information, downloadable resources, or our staff. If you aren't sure whom to contact, call 601-266-4119 or email sponsoredprogramsFREEMississippi.

Learn how ORA is responding to changes brought about by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) by reading ORA's COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions. More on COVID-19:

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Office of Research Administration
Bond Hall, Room 327
118 College Drive #5157 (for U.S. Mail)
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

For Courier Delivery:
Bond Hall, Room 327
2609 West 4th Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Telephone: (601) 266-4119
Facsimile: (601) 266-4312

Staff email addresses are provided on our Directory & Services page. If you don't know whom to contact, email sponsoredprogramsFREEMississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi

Type of Organization:
public, nonprofit, educational nonmedical

DUNS #: 623335775

Federal Employer Identification Number: 64-6000818

U.S. Congressional District: 4th

MS House District: 104th

County: Forrest

Institutional Official signing for the university on proposals:
T. Michelle Shows
Office of Research Administration
118 College Drive #5157
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Telephone: (601) 266-4119
Facsimile: (601) 266-4312

Institutional Official signing for the University on contracts:
Dr. Gordon Cannon
Vice President for Research
118 College Drive #5116
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Telephone: (601) 266-5116
Fax: (601) 266-4312