The Grant Support Office (GSO) coordinates research development activities, pre-award proposal support, and post-award grant management support for researchers throughout the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. It works closely with departmental staff to ensure that all faculty have access to comprehensive grant development and management services.

Grant Support Office services

Research development

  • Develop research funding strategies
  • Identify potential funding opportunities
  • Facilitate collaboration for team projects
  • Share resources such as sample proposals

Pre-award grant support

  • Connect faculty with departmental support
  • Develop checklists and timelines
  • Review and interpret application guidelines
  • Provide institutional information
  • Develop budgets and budget justifications
  • Assist with cost-sharing requirements
  • Assist with ancillary materials
  • Draft boilerplate language
  • Review proposals for compliance and clarity
  • Review for responsiveness to review criteria
  • Proofread proposal documents
  • Manage electronic upload and submission (Cayuse, Research.gov, Proposal Central, etc.)
  • Initiate UIRIS routing form
  • Assist with navigating UI internal processes

Post-award grant support

  • Connect faculty with departmental support
  • Manage budgets and provide projections
  • Assist with navigating internal compliance requirements
  • Coordinate with UI units such as Division of Sponsored Programs, Grant Accounting Office, Human Subjects Office, etc.
  • Facilitate budget revisions, no-cost extensions, and other sponsor documentation
  • ​​​​​​​Answer questions regarding sponsor reporting requirements

Funding opportunities

News and updates from Research and Grant Support Office

Research Development Office Funding Focus

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
For DEOs

Research Development Office Funding Focus

Wednesday, June 19, 2024
For DEOs, ALT, and faculty

Research Development Office Funding Focus

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
For DEOs, ALT, and faculty

Research Development Office Funding Focus

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
DEOs, ALT, and faculty

Registration is open! Write Winning Grant Proposals Seminar and Workshops 2024-2025

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
DEOs and faculty

Navigating the NSF MRI Program: Webinar July 19, 2024

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
DEOs and faculty