Research funding can come from multiple, diverse sources, including federal funds, grants, sponsorships, corporate partnerships and other awards.
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) assists all members of the University community with the submission of proposals for external support of research, creative, instructional, and service activities. The office is responsible for assuring that submitted proposals conform to sponsor guidelines and University policies, and if funded, that projects comply with sponsor requirements and applicable University policies and procedures.
The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations creates partnerships between researchers and corporations and foundations to help fund and provide support for research projects. The office helps researchers connect with potential sponsors, offers grant-writing services, and support securing grants.