The Office of Research Support assists faculty, staff, engagement units and graduate students in locating grant opportunities that match their research and program interests and needs. Please contact your appropriate grant writer for submission of any external grant. They will manage the process and ensure correct institutional information is included.
We support grant writing by:
- Finding funding sources that match research ideas using pivot, academic analytics (you can use this yourself), and a list of foundations
- Developing a proposal preparation timeline (and notification of department chair when approval is needed)
- Providing a checklist of grant components
- Referencing websites with specific resources
- Setting up meetings with Program Officers
- Providing samples of successful proposals or lists of investigators who have been awarded similar grants in the past, when possible
- Developing budget plans including a checklist of potential budget items (e.g., postdocs, space, computers, GRAs, travel, etc.), costs of specific items, and budget draft (revised as needed)
- Compiling and checking that all required components are included and properly formatted (PIs are ultimately responsible, but grant writers help)
- Drafting or providing boilerplate for non-project narrative components (e.g., human subjects, budget narrative, facilities)
- Review and editing of narrative (if time permits)
- Completing online application forms and application documents
- Managing the internal institutional approval process
- Serving as liaisons with the Office of Sponsored Programs for proposal submission
- Training of new PIs as “hand-off” to post award team
- Providing Lunch & Learn opportunities and other events that support grant writing
Timing is EVERYTHING. The more advance notice, the more support our office is able to provide.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I apply for seed funding?
- Where can I get funding for students and postdocs?
- What is a PSRS and Shared Credit?
- Do I need a Project Coordinator for my grant?
- How do I get help editing manuscripts?
- How do I find out if a journal is indexed in Scopus, Academic Analytics or Web of Science (WoS)?
- What is F&A?
- Do I need an IRB Review for my project? How long does that take?
- What international activities do I need to disclose about my project?
- How can I update my Curriculum Vitae or Faculty page on the College website?
- Where can I find materials from Lunch & Learn sessions?
- Why Write Grant Proposals?
- Where can I find Facilities and Resources information for CEHD units?
- Columbia Public Schools Research Requests
- Please notify Associate Dean of Research Support, Christi Bergin, if using this form to begin a project with CPS, contact Erica Lembke email@example.com, (573) 884-0434
- Columbia Public Schools 5-Year Plan
- Kansas City Public Schools Research Request Form
- Please notify Associate Dean of Research Support, Erica Lembke firstname.lastname@example.org, (573) 884-0434, if using this form to begin a project with CPS,
- Using Human Subjects: The Campus Institutional Review Board (IRB) provides training and other resources for developing, submitting and getting approval for human-subject protocols for your research project. It is the responsibility of each investigator on a proposal to ensure he or she has completed the training and has IRB approval prior to funding.