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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.

The OSPR is committed to:

  • Providing current information on available funding sources and coordination for research and sponsored programs.
  • Assisting Principle Investigators (PI) with the development of proposals including identifying sponsors, developing budget and timeline, performing assessments and evaluations, as well as securing appropriate approvals.
  • Focusing personnel and resources in efforts to strategically support faculty in developing and submitting competitive grants.
  • Hosting idea exchanges that stimulate interest and creativity in developing project ideas.
  • Recognizing faculty and staff who are engaged in grant-supported activities in university publications, websites, and ceremonies.
  • Providing workshops and professional development opportunities.

Please fill out this Funding Interest Form and staff from the OSPR will respond to your inquiry at their earliest convenience.

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