Beginning the sponsored research application process can be a daunting task; here you will find everything you need to know about obtaining research approval. You will be able to find information on the types of sponsored agreements and the many sponsors who will be available to fund your project.

 

Idea Creation

Generating an idea for a proposal can be the most difficult portion of obtaining a grant. When creating a concept, it is important to account for the type of sponsors and the funding opportunities available. Click the link below to find out more!

Developing the Proposal Concept and Locating Funding

 

Determination of Sponsored Projects and Gifts

Private and non-profit sector organizations (associations, foundations and industry sponsors) can be either a sponsor or donor, depending on an award instrument.  The following links provide guidance, developed by Oregon State University and the Oregon State Foundation, on the determination of sponsored projects and gifts.

Types of Sponsored Agreements

Gift or Sponsored Project Indicators

Processing Coordination with OSU Foundation

Working with Private Foundations

Contract characteristics matrix

 

Principal Investigator Information

Principal Investigator Eligibility

Research Associates, Instructors, Emeritus Faculty, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors, Professors, Post Docs, and Courtesy Faculty may serve as Principal Investigators on a proposal. The information below is the university policy; however, a college may have a more restrictive policy.

  • Graduate students may not serve as Principal Investigators, but may serve as co-Principal Investigator on Sponsored Programs proposals. If a graduate student will become a Post Doc at OSU at the commencement of a proposal, the student can be listed as a Principal Investigator. However, this requires verification by the department through a letter indicating their appointment and start date. (Note:  graduate students may not simultaneously be an OUS faculty member and an OUS graduate student (OAR 580-20-005). If an OSU unit violates this policy and hires a graduate student as an instructor (simultaneously), they may not serve as a principal investigator.)
  • Research Assistants and no-rank faculty may not be Principal Investigators without special approval from the Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration; they may, however serve as co-Principal Investigators. Approval will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  A department/unit chair’s approval of the Cayuse proposal designating a Research Assistant or no-rank faculty as the Principal Investigator will serve as the request to the Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration.
  • Affiliate Faculty may not serve as Principal Investigators on proposals.

 

Additional Principal Investigator Information

Principal Investigator Changes
Principal Investigator Transfers

 

Funding Opportunities

Funding Announcements

Miscellaneous timely calls for submissions that the Research Office receives from foundations and organizations.

Grant Forward

GrantForward, a service to which OSU subscribes, is a search engine that helps you find grants for your project. Use the “Sign up” or “Sign In” link.

Grants.gov

All discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies can be found on Grants.gov. These can also be obtained through Cayuse.

 

 

Proposal and Award Statistics