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Grant Writing Resources

Research and Sponsored Programs supports various programs to encourage and assist faculty and staff in their grant writing activities.

  • Research & Sponsored Programs has a dedicated Grant Writer to facilitate the grant writing process by offering specific services, such as identifying funding opportunities through face to face interviews with faculty to identify keywords for searches. We make use of InfoEd SPIN/SMARTS as a funding opportunity database. Cayuse is the proposal development tool in place for system to system submissions through Grants.gov
  • The Travel Support Program provides travel funds to faculty/staff wishing to meet with agency program officers or collaborators at other institutions in the context of grant proposal development.
  • The Travel Award for NSF CAREER Applicants to encourage submission of CAREER proposals from a broader range of disciplines across the University, and to maximize the competitiveness of these proposals.
  • The Cross-Disciplinary Grant Development Program facilitates the development of competitive external grant proposals to support research that crosses disciplinary boundaries. This funding, which ranges from $8,000 to $15,000, will be used to offset expenses incurred in the development of the proposal.
  • The Grant Writing Mentorship Program identifies a mentor to work with a faculty/staff member on their grant proposal idea. It provides buy-out time for the writer as well as an honorium for the mentor.
  • The Faculty Publication/Exhibit Support Program provides matching funds to offset publication/exhibit costs.
  • The Post-Declination Support Program provides support to faculty whose research proposals have been declined.
  • The Cost Sharing Support Program is designed to provide discretionary funds to support proposal to agencies requiring cost sharing.

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