Sponsored Programs

Sponsored Programs and Grants

The Office of Sponsored Programs at Western State Colorado University serves supports Western's faculty and staff in their pursuits to secure funding opportunities for themselves and their students, which furthers the mission of the University. The office provides support and facilitates the procurement of support through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The Office of Sponsored Programs is the primary liaison for the faculty, staff, funding agencies and administration to make certain all interests are represented and protected with each request submitted. The director of Sponsored Programs is the authorized organizational representative for electronic submissions at National Science Foundation and Grants.gov and works in close collaboration with the Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of Finance and Administration for each grant application. The OSP falls under the direction of the vice president for Academic Affairs.

The Office of Sponsored Programs is staffed in a part time capacity on a flexible schedule. On campus office hours are 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Staff is available, on call and able to meet with grant writers and others as needed to accommodate schedules including evening and weekends with arrangements made in advance. Please contact the Director to set up an appointment via phone or email.

The mission of the office is to guide faculty and staff through the grant-seeking process by helping to identify funding sources at the local, state and federal levels, and by assisting in the planning, preparation, and submission of the proposal to potential sponsors.

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