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.
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.
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.
Annual Grantsmanship Institute Training Conference
The Office of Sponsored Programs would like to thank all of you who attended our sixth annual Grantsmanship Institute Training Conference last fall. It is our hope that you learned valuable information and had the chance to meet other members of the Fort Valley State University grant writing community. We wish to thank the session presenters, Ms. Jannette Adams and Ms. Kimberly Robinson, both of Mississippi Valley State University for taking the time to travel to be with us and for presenting extremely informative sessions.
The highlight of the event was the luncheon speech with the theme Prospering in Challenging Times by Ms. Sandra D.Yates, Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Albany State University. Ms.Yates captured the audience’s attention and provided a wealth of resource regarding the individual’s role in building and conserving resources.
We owe a special thank you to all our participants whose presence made the conference a success. It is through the dedication of faculty, staff and community members like yourselves, who strongly support the building up of academic institutions and the community that we harness growth through external funding.
Again, thank you and we look forward to seeing you at our next conference.
The sixth annual Grantsmanship Institute Training Conference is scheduled for Thursday, September 15, 2011, at the C.W. Pettigrew Center. We look forward to seeing you there!
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.
OSP Procedural Manual
Proposal Submission Form
Time and Effort
Request for No Cost Extension
Budget Admendment Form
Intellectual Property Disclosure Form Instructions
Intellectual Property Disclosure Form
- 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.
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