Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs strives to promote a transparent, efficient, and customer-centered research environment and ensure that Fort Valley State University's faculty and staff have access to all funding opportunities committed to the delivery of high quality programs, services and research initiatives to support the university's mission. Toward that end, the OSP supplies a variety of grantsmanship resources and services for the FVSU family, communicates and enforces proposal submission and contract compliance requirements, and functions as adviser, change agent and strategic partner to the university's decision-makers.

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  • NOTICE: EXTRA COMPENSATION POLICY

    Please reference the Extra Compensation Policy below when preparing proposals and executing Personnel Action Notices (PANs) on sponsored funds.

    OSP Standard Operations and Procedures Manual Pg. 17, Section 2.5.1
    OSP Standard Operating Procedural Manual

    Extra Compensation
    Grant projects are considered a part of academic responsibility, and incorporated into a faculty member’s workload without extra compensation regardless of the time involved in undertaking the activity. Extra compensation is defined as income in excess of a faculty member’s Base salary*. However, there are some exceptions to this rule:

    1. Summer work conducted during the eight weeks separate from the 10-month faculty contract--with an approved PAN; OR
    2. As part of extraordinary conditions in which the PI must first demonstrate that:
      1. The PI has sought other ways to incorporate the grant duties into his/her currently duties without extra compensation.
      2. The grant work will be outside of one’s department,
      3. The grant work will be outside of regular contractual responsibilities,,
      4. The grant work will be performed at a remote location AND--most importantly—,
      5. The PI has secured full approval through the university’s process on a form to amend a faculty contract for extra compensation (secured from the Office of Academic Affairs).,

    * Base salary is the current annual salary of the employee as it appears in the appointment
      letter or subsequent notification of salary increase/decrease, plus any supplement that
      carries an anticipated duration of one full year or more.

    Documents

    Links

    • www.tgci.com - Grantsmanship Center website
    • www.tgcialumni.com - Grantsmanship Center alumni website
    • www.fdncenter.org - Foundation Center website-can subscribe on-line for the Foundation Directory
    • www.cfda.gov - Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance-a compendium of 10,000 federal funding programs in a searchable data base
    • www.grants.gov - The federal government’s new portal for all federal grant information and on-line application requirements
    • www.grantsmart.org - Website for foundation 990-PF tax returns
    • www.guidestar.org - Information on 850,000 non-profits, including private foundations and 990-PF tax returns.
    • www.foundationdatabook.com - Web site for the Oregon Foundation Data Book. This company also publishes foundation guides for Washington, California and several other states.
  • Grantsmanship Institute Training Conference

    The Grantsmanship Institute Training Conference is a two day conference, which is essential for individuals and organizations interested in strengthening their grant writing skills and/or those who wish to develop techniques to prepare and write winning proposals.

    How this conference will benefit you…..

    Newcomers to the field of grant writing:
    • Receive a solid, credible orientation into the world of Grants
    • Learn the most important concepts, tools, and procedures in planning and proposal writing.
    • Start writing Grant Proposals on the right track and avoid the most common pitfalls.
    Working Grant Professionals:
    • Strengthen your ability to address a wide range of Grant opportunities.
    • Refresh and update your most critical Grant writing skill sets.
    Organizations:
    • Organizations can get a head start on future grant proposals using well-crafted outlines and core elements received from the sessions.



    Grantsmanship Institute Training Conference Webpage


    Spring Training and Recognition Program

    The Office of Sponsored Programs recognized Fort Valley State University’s top grant writers and principal investigators for their grantsmanship efforts during the 2013 Spring Training and Recognition Program in the C.W. Pettigrew Center on April 18. This year’s keynote speaker was Gary W. Black, the 16th commissioner of Georgia’s Department of Agriculture. Joyce Johnson, the university’s post awards coordinator, organized the conference.

    Spring Training and Recognition Webpage

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    The QUEST publication

    Our official newsletter, The QUEST, is published twice annually and highlights a variety of external funding opportunities for faculty and staff. A forecast of potential funding from federal, state and foundation sources is provided, along with available contacts and deadlines information. Each issue also profiles an individual faculty or staff member that has written a successful proposal. The QUEST shares proposal-writing tips and educates readers about grantsmanship. The added value of foundation funding is twofold: Deadlines are more frequent and funds are provided for a short block of time.

    The QUEST also features highlights of faculty and staff members' proposals that have received funding.

  • Pre-Awards

    The Office of the Pre-Awards Coordinator serves as a catalyst for development and implementation of innovative ideas, generates enhancements to existing grantsmanship policies and practices, interprets/communicates research policies and related issues, conducts training and ensures that timely notifications of funding opportunities are made available for university personnel. The office also provides limited grantsmanship support to community and faith-based organizations that are aligned with various university initiatives. Its evolving role is to anticipate change and develop strategies to assist the administration, faculty and staff with retaining or improving productivity while adapting to a new research and contracting culture.

    Pre-Awards Process Chart

    Post-Awards

    The Office of Post Awards has principal responsibility for assisting principal investigators and program directors in managing grants and contract awards. This position provides assistance in the business and financial aspects of sponsored programs including:

    • Award negotiation
    • Sub-recipient agreements
    • Renewals and extensions and
    • Closing of non-financial project activity



    The post awards professional assists the Office of External Affairs in ensuring compliance with university policies and in obtaining the possible conditions for both the principal investigator and the university. This position reports the vice president for External Affairs. Additionally, the post awards professional supports the activities of the Research Council in review of all research related compliance matters.

    Post-Awards Process Chart

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    Lisa A. Wilson
    Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
    (478) 825-6253
    E-mail: wilsonl@fvsu.edu
    Fax Number(478) 825-6461



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    Doris Nyaga
    Pre-Award Coordinator
    (478) 822-1063
    E-mail: nyagad@fvsu.edu
    Fax Number(478) 825-6461



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    Joyce Johnson
    Post-Award Coordinator
    (478) 822-1062
    E-mail: johnsonj@fvsu.edu
    Fax Number(478) 825-6461



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    Won Eason
    Information Technology Specialist
    (478) 825-6576
    E-mail: easonw@fvsu.edu
    Fax Number(478) 825-6461

 
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