Sponsored Research staff provide comments on and editing of proposals, assistance with compilation of budgets, and make available sample proposals and other information that is useful to grant applicants. The Faculty Grants Handbook is a general guide for the writing, submitting, and administering of grants, as well as a statement of the College's policies and procedures related to grant and contract supported research. Further information on college policies and guidelines is available in the Faculty Handbook.
The sponsored research office subscribes to the SPIN database, the leading tool for matching research interests with potential funding programs. Community members can search the database from any computer on the campus network.
The Director of Sponsored Research is responsible for the administration and coordination of all grant proposals for research and other sponsored programs, and for oversight of internally and externally funded research budgets. The Director reports to the Provost, who must approve all grant applications requiring institutional authorization. Faculty members are encouraged to consult the Director of Sponsored Research when planning and preparing grant applications. All proposals submitted to outside sources by faculty members must be reviewed by the Director to assure compliance with the sponsor's and the College's policies and guidelines, and to assure budgetary accuracy and completeness. Preliminary draft proposals are welcome.