We provide a range of services, including the following:

  • Assisting with proposal planning and development
  • Preparing budgets
  • Identifying and marshalling internal resources to support grant applications
  • Assisting with pre-award negotiations for initiatives involving other institutions
  • Reviewing and editing narratives
  • Securing internal approvals
  • Submitting applications
  • Providing post-award guidance and management (in conjunction with Financial Affairs)
  • Developing policies to assure compliance with agency regulations and policies
  • Communicating with sponsors
  • Providing training in grantwriting and award management
  • Maintaining a database of grants opportunities
  • Collecting and analyzing funding-related data
  • Helping to secure, negotiate, and process service and other agreements related to faculty and staff projects
  • Assisting with technology transfer (also contact Government and Legal Affairs)

The success of a grants office depends critically on its ability to collaborate with grantseekers. The goal is to become involved at an early enough stage to make the process of applying for an award as worry-free as possible and to make a true impact on the quality of each application.  If you are interested in applying for a competitive grant, contract, or cooperative agreement, please contact the director Heidi Davis (504-865-3086) as soon as possible.