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Support offered by the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research (OSPR) encompasses the pre- and post-award phases, including: identifying funding sources, assistance with preparation of proposals and budgets, obtaining appropriate signatures, and post award administration.

The OSPR supports ESU's teaching, service, scholarly, and creative activities by:

  • Facilitating increased access to external funding sources.
  • Working with faculty, staff, and administration to create and implement a long-term vision for funding research and activities.
  • Building a comprehensive program to meet the current and future needs of ESU.

Services provided by the OSPR:

  • Provide current information on available funding sources.
  • Provide coordination for research and sponsored programs.
  • Assist Principle Investigators (PI) with the development of proposals including identification of a sponsor, developing a budget, timeline, assessments and evaluations, as well as securing appropriate approvals.
  • Focus personnel and resources to identify specific strategies to motivate faculty to develop and submit competitive grants.
  • Host idea exchanges to stimulate interest and creativity in developing project ideas.
  • Recognize faculty and staff who are engaged in grant-supported activities in university publications, websites, and ceremonies.
  • Provide workshops and professional development opportunities.

Contact: Christina McDonald, Manager, (570) 422-7954,