Office of Grants and Research Development

Grants and Research Development is staffed by Charlotte Smith, University Grants Manager. She is available to assist faculty and staff with:

  • Locating funding opportunities for sponsored projects
  • Reading and interpreting sponsor’s guidelines for proposal submissions
  • Connecting faculty and staff with program officers to discuss proposal ideas and/or clarify sponsor’s guidelines
  • Creating timelines for developing complex proposal submissions
  • Developing proposal materials, such as the scope of work, project description, budget, budget justification, supporting documents, etc.
  • Providing feedback on draft proposal materials
    • Note: If substantive feedback is requested, please submit materials no later than two weeks prior to the sponsor’s deadline.  For feedback on technical/scientific content, faculty and staff are advised to seek peer review.
  • Submitting all proposal materials to the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) for final review and required internal approvals prior to submission to the sponsor
    • Note: Please submit materials to ORSP no later than five–seven full business days prior to the sponsor’s deadline.
  • Ensuring faculty and staff meet sponsors’ reporting and stewardship requirements for awarded projects

Videos from Grants Workshops, Fall 2021:

Click here to view the Finding Grant Funding workshop, from September 17, 2021.

Click here to view the Grant Proposal Development workshop, from September 24, 2021.

Click here to view the Building a Budget for Grant Applications workshop, from October 1, 2021.

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