Sponsored Programs

Sponsored Programs and Grants

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at Western State Colorado University assists faculty and staff in their pursuits to secure funding opportunities for research, special programming and outreach which furthers the mission of the University. The office provides support and facilitates the procurement of funding 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 (AOR) for electronic submissions at the National Science Foundation and Grants.gov.  The OSP is an arm of Academic Affairs and reports directly to an Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs.  

The Office of Sponsored Programs is staffed in a part time capacity on a flexible schedule.  The Director 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 email at jwelborn@western.edu.

The office provides resources and technical support to faculty and staff in the identification of funding sources at the local, state and federal levels, facilitating the planning, preparation, and submission of the proposal to potential sponsors.

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