Sponsored programs

The CommonSpirit Health Research Institute’s (CSHRI) Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) supports investigators and research staff in their research efforts across enterprise . OSP is responsible for the proposal submission, award negotiation, grant and contract management and the award closeout process for CommonSpirit research.

Sponsored programs lifecycle

sponsored program lifecycle

NCORP program 

OSP manages large programs like the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). NCORP is a national network that brings cancer clinical trials and care delivery studies to people in their own communities. https://ncorp.cancer.gov/


CommonSpirit is proud to be an active and vital participant in the NCORP – a national network of cancer care investigators, providers, academia and other organizations that care for diverse populations in health systems.

NCORP provides access to a wide portfolio of high-quality research studies that meet the needs of diverse populations. We continue to focus on expanding Cancer Care Delivery Research (CCDR) and addressing disparities among racial and ethnic minorities and other underrepresented populations in access to cancer care.


  • The NCI awarded Catholic Health Initiatives the NCORP grant in 2014.
  • In 2019, we became the CommonSpirit Health Research Institute (CSHRI) and are now in our 10th year of the grant program.
  • 13 sites in seven states make up the CORA NCORP network under CommonSpirit and our partners.
  • 100+ local physician investigators and research teams, including research coordinators and research nurses, participate in the CORA NCORP program.
  • The CORA NCORP network has enrolled 1700+ patients in NCI cancer clinical trials.
  • We currently have 170 NCI studies open to enrollment and 140 studies in active follow-up


  • Arizona – Dignity Health
  • California – Dignity Health
  • Colorado – CommonSpirit Health
  • Kentucky – CHI Saint Joseph
  • Nebraska – CHI Health
  • Ohio – TriHealth    
  • Washington - Virginia Mason Franciscan Health


NCORP Program