Office of Research Administration

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) assists faculty and staff as they seek and manage external funding for a wide array of projects supporting USM's mission. ORA is also responsible for post award administration of contracts and grants awarded to the university.

We hope you will find this site helpful. Use the menu at left to find detailed information on particular topics — or use ORA's Assistance Navigator, an alphabetized index of the resources on this site, with links that take you to them. If you have questions or comments, email sponsoredprograms@usm.edu or call 601-266-4119.

Contact Information

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

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

Phone: (601) 266-4119
Fax: (601) 266-4312
Email: 
sponsoredprograms@usm.edu

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General Information for Proposals

Applicant Legal Entity:
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

Titles and Addresses of Authorized Officials

Institutional Official signing for the university on proposals:
T. Michelle Shows, Director
Office of Research Administration
118 College Drive #5157 
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Telephone: (601) 266-4119
Fax: (601) 266-4312
E-mail: michelle.shows@usm.edu

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
E-mail: gordon.cannon@usm.edu

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