Responsibilities of the Department of Grants and Sponsored Programs (GSP)

The responsibilities of the Department are varied and include, but are not limited to:

  • coordinating and monitoring the development, review and approval of university-wide grant proposal submissions;
  • ensuring both institutional and funder policies and procedures are followed in grant programming;
  • meeting with Deans, faculty and staff periodically to review program priorities and identify appropriate ways to strengthen and expand projects;
  • conducting proactive research to identify potential funding sources for designated projects;
  • disseminating funding opportunities via the university's News Bulletins on a weekly basis;
  • providing technical assistance support (assisting faculty and staff to develop grant proposals for department, school or division-based programs, projects and activities) from program conceptualization to submission;
  • providing limited community and Barry-specific statistical and demographic data for grant applications;
  • assisting with funder-specific forms and on-line submission processes;
  • conducting grant-related trainings for faculty, staff and students;
  • serving as a clearinghouse for a wide variety of grant-related information, including funding opportunities, resources for proposal writers, etc.;
  • assisting in the administration of the annual Faculty Incentive Grant Program;
  • working closely with Development staff in the identification and cultivation of potential donors to the University with a specific emphasis on private funding sources (e.g. foundations and associations);
  • developing grant proposals for high priority programs, projects and activities with an emphasis on those that involve two or more schools or divisions, and;
  • managing selected grant programs to ensure compliance with all applicable stipulations, limitations and reporting requirements identified by funders.

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