The Graduate School

Pre-Award Services


The Office of Sponsored Programs provides a wide breadth of services to the University community, to include:

  • identifying, assisting and training faculty and staff in locating possible funding sources
  • assistance with institutional, as well as sponsor policies and procedures
  • developing budgets that comply with agency and institutional guidelines
  • reviewing proposals for formatting, accuracy and adherence to sponsor requirements and guidelines
  • completing agency forms, assurances and certifications, providing institutional statistics
  • assistance with online proposal application and electronic submission
  • holding educational workshops and training activities on proposal development
  • one-on-one meetings with faculty and staff to discuss funding search strategy, proposal development best practices and feedback from submitted proposals
  • negotiate award terms and conditions with federal and non-federal sponsors

Updated: May 12, 2012