Sponsored programS OFFICE (SPO)
The Sponsored Programs Office (SPO) exists to help faculty and staff apply for and secure external funds in support of their creative ideas and professional interests. The office provides guidance, information, and technical assistance to faculty engaged in externally funded research, instruction, community service and other scholarly activity. In accomplishing this mission, SPO ensures accountability, compliance and stewardship for sponsored programs as directed by the values of our institution and by all applicable Federal, State, and other policies, procedures and regulations.
SPO is a full service department whose staff is knowledgeable in all aspects of pre- and post-award policies and procedures and available to assist during the entire life of the project. Assistance is available from the conceptual development of a project, to identifying potential funding sources, developing the budget and identifying any cost share, submitting a proposal, negotiating an award, implementing and managing an awarded project, monitoring for CHRCO and sponsor compliance, and ending with overseeing all requirements for the official close of a project.
Services provided by SPO to faculty and staff administrators of sponsored projects and programs include the following:
Assist with the development of proposal submissions to sponsors. Tasks include the following:
Foundation Finder - Funding through private foundations, public charities, and other nonprofits.
Grants.gov – A searchable database and automated announcement service for all federal competitive grant programs. This become the major gateway for electronic grant submissions to all competitive grant opportunities from all federal grant-making agencies.
HRSA Opportunities - Funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health and Resources Service Administration (HRSA).
NIH Funding Opportunities - Active RFAs and PAs through the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Thomas – Library of Congress site with links to all federal agency sites.
U.S. Government (Google) – Useful for topic searches with the search term “grant”.