Welcome to the the CGU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)! This office, located in a small house on north campus, serves a variety of needs and objectives relating to research and related academic activities at CGU. Our primary missions are to be the focal point for relationships with external sponsors, promote the ethical conduct of research, and seed local research initiatives.
Sponsored funding via grants, contracts, fellowships, and cooperative agreements--the principal categories of awards--flows from government agencies, foundations, other universities and colleges, medical centers, and scholarly associations. Our ethical guidance is aligned with principles and procedures that have been developed by national and international commissions, professional organizations, and regulatory agencies. Seed funding comes from the generosity of CGU's donors and benefactors. We work closely with staff in the Post Award Grants area, the Office of Advancement, the Provost's area, the schools and other academic units, and individual faculty and student research investigators. Our house has many doors and windows.
ORSP serves the following principal functions:
We assist CGU faculty in preparing and submitting proposals and applications for extramural funding to support research and training programs. The proposal support services we offer include budget review and development; advice on proposal strategies; providing institutional assurances and certifications; checking for procedural compliance; working with counterparts in collaborating organizations; and electronic assembly and submission. We have the primary institutional authority to transmit and execute sponsored grant and contract documents on behalf of the University.
Wereceive awards to the University, negotiate their terms and conditions when needed, provide information to the post-ward units that set up and administer financial accounts, and during the course of an award, we continue serving as institutional liaison with sponsoring agencies for administrative matters. (See below for a summary of and links to recent awards lists.)
We prepare and negotiatesubrecipient agreements (aka subawards or subcontracts) with research collaborators and consultants to sponsored programs, except when the dollar value of such agreements falls below a threshhold of $5,000, in which case another office with which we work closely takes the lead: the Post Award Grants and Contracts unit.
We alert and adviseCGU faculty and research staff regarding external funding opportunities and related developments that correspond to their research needs and interests. This advice includes continuous scanning of centralized opportunity notices such as keyword-filtered feeds from grants.gov and foundation center online, and focused searches and/or strategic counsel on request.