Sponsored Programs

Research Development


Research Development assists faculty, staff, and students in the development of research, education, outreach, and fellowship proposals. Our staff assists in writing and editing proposal-related texts. We help develop and submit interdisciplinary proposals and work with students to develop competitive fellowship proposals. We offer training and one-on-one meetings to assist with finding funding, proposal writing, collaboration, and developing competitive proposals.

Proposal Review, Submission, and Negotiation


The Sponsored Programs Office assists faculty in coordinating grant application and proposal submissions with federal and state government agencies, universities, and foundations. Sponsored Programs staff review and negotiate grant and contract terms and conditions for compliance with University policies.

Sponsored Programs Accounting


The Sponsored Programs Accounting area helps faculty with the financial monitoring, reporting, and project close outs for grants and contracts with federal/state governments, private companies, and foundations. Sponsored Programs Accounting staff coordinates outside audits related to externally sponsored projects.

Sponsored Operations Office


The Sponsored Operations Office provides a business infrastructure to complement Vice President for Research Office operations. Support includes communicating and tracking proposal and award activity to administrative and academic units, and business services.