External Grants

A primary responsibility of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is to assist faculty and staff in their pursuit to obtain external funds to support scholarly research and projects. This is typically a multi-step process which involves: 

  1. Finding a funding agency
  2. Writing the grant proposal
  3. Gaining internal approval to submit the proposal
  4. The submission process itself

Additional information with regard to each of these steps is available by clicking on the respective links on this page. However, every situation is unique, and the various steps of the grant seeking process ranges from very simple to very complex.  In most cases, the grant seeking process should begin 6 months to 1 year prior to the anticipated date of actually needing the award.

You are encouraged to contact the ORSP staff when you first consider seeking external funding. They can help answer questions you may have, and help guide you through the various steps, including the administrative review and approval process.

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Internal Grant funding could one day result in paint that acts as a solar panel. See the ORSP Newsletter for more information on how Dr. Brian Cavitt and his undergraduate students are seeking a compound that will absorb UV light when bonded with clay.
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