Proposal Development Assistance
Tarleton’s Office of Faculty Research is committed to encouraging research, scholarship, and creative activity. Sponsored projects are generally those that are supported in whole or part with funds, materials, or other resources outside the system and are governed by specific terms and conditions of the sponsoring organization. These projects may include grants, contracts, federal funds, and cooperative agreements for the purpose of research, instruction and other sponsored activities. The OFR provides coordination and oversight for grant proposal development and submission and establishes requirements for accepting funds in support of a specific project or program.
Support is offered in every step of securing funds and managing the sponsored project. Specifically, our office helps identify potential public funding opportunities for faculty and staff, coordinate development of funding proposals to avoid duplicate or conflicting efforts, suggest team members for interdisciplinary projects, facilitate proposal development team meetings, edit letters of intent, proposals and applications, draft proposal narratives, personal descriptions and standard forms for principal investigator review and refinement, prepare and review grant budgets and budget narratives, confirm that grant application packets are complete, meet grant sponsor guidelines and are consistent with university policies, shepherd grant application packets through Tarleton's internal review process, and ensure grant applications are submitted on time.
Support is also offered to Tarleton faculty members in regards to fulfilling the purposes and meeting the requirements of the sponsored agreement. The requirements included in these agreements usually specify time periods for expending funds and provisions for financial and technical reporting.