The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPAR) assists faculty and administration in obtaining external funding for the advancement of scholarship and research, institutional development, and student services. Toward this end, the OSPAR:
Identifying Funding Sources:
Across the University of Sustainability ecosystem, we can help you find government and private funding sources. Information on major funding sources and programs can be found here and in emails we send out. Please contact us to let us know about your interest area and to make sure you are on our directory.
Through OSPAR's list of funding sources, you can register to receive targeted funding notices via email or text message from the Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN). SPIN's cloud-based searchable database can be accessed by registered researchers at any time and can be customized to perform weekly searches based on your keywords and other criteria. It can be searched by keyword, funding type, sponsor, and a host of other criteria.
Preparing Grant Proposals:Putting together a competitive grant proposal can be a daunting task. To make it easier, we can help with:
Facilitating Interdisciplinary Grant Proposal Teams:
With its Artificial Intelligence search technology, OSPAR works to identify across the University for Sustainability's global research ecosystem member strengths and to assist faculty network with each other. We also coordinate proposals for major institutional projects that involve multiple institutions.