Pre-Award Grant Support

Finding Funding

ORSP provides services to the University community in identifying funding opportunities.  ORSP subscribes to the Grants Resource Center (GRC) which offers an excellent grant search engine.  If you prefer to have a custom tailored search performed by ORSP, please contact ORSP.

Proposal Preparation

The first step for any PI should always be to discuss prospective projects with the appropriate Department Chair and School Dean to obtain school level support before proceeding with the development of a proposal.

When ready to move forward, please contact ORSP (, 667-3493) to setup a meeting with a Grant & Contract Specialist who will guide you through the process. 

This flowchart gives an overview of the process.

Proposal Development

Grant Writing Tutorials

Grant Writing Publications (please email for access to these publicaitons)

  • New Faculty Guide to Competing for Research Funding
  • Strategies for Planning, Development, and Writing Large Team Grants

Proposal Development Webinar

Other Tools