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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Shoebox Lab
This "Lab in a Shoebox" was purchased with Internal Grant funding. See the ORSP Newsletter for more information on how Dr. Bruce Hopkins and his undergraduate students use this device to develop medicinal compounds for third world countries.
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