Why a Grants Office?

The Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs exists to help you find external funding opportunities to support academic programs, student services, administrative operations, and special projects.

Grants Procedure

For more information and assistance submitting grants on behalf of OSUIT, or assistance with funded grant projects, such as budget and evaluation questions, please contact our office.

Services of the Grants and Sponsored Programs Office

Staff within the Office coordinate OSUIT’s efforts to secure external funding from both public and private sector grantors. In order to assist the faculty and staff of OSUIT, the Grants and Sponsored Programs Office:

  • Provides current information on sources of grant funding (federal, state, local, private);
  • Provides and obtains current guidelines for application process;
  • Assists with development of ideas for projects and budget preparation to ensure all OSU policies are followed;
  • Acts as liaison with funding agency personnel (obtains sample funded proposals, clarifies questions regarding selection criteria, etc.)
  • Edits or critiques proposals and concept papers written by others, OR drafts, revises, and prepares formal proposals;
  • Reviews all institutional proposals submitted to funding agencies by OSUIT faculty and staff;
  • Obtains signature of the President as certifying official of the University;
  • Mails (certified mail, overnight courier) proposals to meet application deadlines;
  • Maintains file copies of all pending, funded, and unfunded proposals submitted by OSUIT;
  • Negotiates awards, if appropriate; and
  • Provides grant management orientation for project directors
It is important to note that staff members with the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs are not experts in all content areas. Rather, the Office provides technical expertise and assistance in the research, development, submission and management of grants.