External funding sources exist outside of the University. Each source has its own unique interests and requirements.
OSSR works very closely with faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to help them secure external funding for their research. From its inception in 1987 to 2001, OSSR submitted $16.8 million in proposals for external support, receiving $7.4 million in grants and contracts. OSSR has helped faculty members submit successful proposals to the Lilly Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. Mac Arthur Foundation, National Science Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Spencer Foundation, and the United States Information Agency to name a few.
Funding is available from a wide variety of sources, both private and public. Each funding source has a unique set of research priorities and guidelines for the submission of proposals. It can be difficult and time consuming for researchers to search for funding and determine whether their research interests fall within the funding agency's priorities.
OSSR helps researchers locate funding sources to which proposals for funding may be submitted. The Assistant Director works with faculty members to understand their research interests and needs. With the use of a variety of tools including computer databases, the Associate Director conducts searches for funding opportunities available through governmental and not-for-profit sources.
To learn more about how OSSR may be able to help you or to schedule an appointment to discuss funding with the Associate Director, please call 996-4408, or email: email@example.com