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The mission of the Office of Grants & Sponsored Research (OGSR), a department within the Division of University Advancement is to promote the goals of the University through the pursuit, acquisition, and management of external funding from governmental and independent funding agencies. The Office of Grants & Sponsored Research coordinates the grants development process for faculty and staff, provides technical assistance for those who wish to obtain grant funding, serves as a liaison with funding agencies, and provides leadership with post-award grants management.
The grants awarded to the University help to support our diverse academic and community enrichment programs to strengthen our ability to service our students and the greater community.
The grants that Worcester State pursues on an annual basis are directly driven by the Strategic Plan and the goals of the University. The Mapping Strategies detailed in the Strategic Plan guide the grants development process and help to focus our grant efforts on the University’s priority areas.
The OGSR is the University’s centralized entity for coordinating the submission, processing, and reporting of all institutional grants and contracts. Even if Worcester State pursues grant funding as a partner entity or is involved in consortium planning to develop and submit a proposal for funding, many of the steps detailed in this SOP are necessary.
All external proposals must be reviewed and submitted by the OGSR. These include proposals submitted to federal, state, and local government as well as to private foundations and organizations. Funded projects must be consistent with and adhere to relevant Worcester State University Board policies and procedures.
The OGSR will assist you with the development of your project, submission of your proposal, and the completion of post-submittal tasks.
The OGSR provides the following services to project initiators:
The OGSR is responsible for submitting all proposals. Project initiators will be advised of the following:
The Grants Division tracks the status of submitted proposals. Services include:
Office of Grants & Sponsored Research
Division of University Advancement
Shaughnessy Administration Building
2nd Floor – Room A-231
Dr. Nicole Scott
Interim Associate Director