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Start Planning Early

Identify Potential Funding

  • Share solicitation or website with OSP - we can help you with the submission process
  • Talk with your Department Chair or Dean
  • Complete the Proposal Advisory Form and get signatures

Develop Budget and Proposal

  • Contact OSP for help with budget
  • Institutional Information
  • Internal Review / Approval Process

Next Steps

  • OSP reviews award and forwards to VP of Finance for signature
  • New Award Checklist
  • Search SPINPlus for opportunities
  • Notify University Marketing

Announcements and Awards

New OSP Grant Policies and Procedures Manual

The Office of Sponsored Programs is excited to present its new Grant Policies and Procedures Manual. This manual was created to better assist faculty in the grant process.

OSP Grant Policies and Procedures Manual

OSP Proposal Development Workshop

Sue Gavin will facilitate a Proposal Development Workshop starting May 29 and ending July 3. The workshop will be held on Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Ayres 207.

The OSP mini-grants focused on proposal development are intended to provide faculty with an incentive to develop robust proposals for external funding. The Mini-Grant Application is due April 26 and may be submitted electronically to

Examples of Potential External Funding: In general, these are projects that are large enough in scope that they will not happen without external funding.

  • Funds for a major research instrument
  • Investigation into specific ways political and ideological contexts of the time influence technology and labor relations
  • Collaborative proposal with another university to develop innovative strategies, tools, and models for engaging K-12 students in STEM and cognate careers
  • Collaborative work with Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) understanding the relationship between statelessness and gender-based violence (GBV)
  • Community partnership proposal to develop a professionally directed public art project

Award Amount: $1,000 taxable stipend or an additional $1,000 in professional development funds. A $500 taxable stipend or $500 in additional professional development funds will be given for attending the workshops during the summer. After submitting the proposal to a granting agency, faculty will receive the remaining $500 taxable stipend or $500 in additional professional development funds. A maximum of seven mini-grants will be awarded.

Meeting Times: May 29 – July 3, six 2 hour meetings with additional time needed to complete assignment for following week’s session. The faculty member is expected to have identified funding solicitation(s) prior to the start of the course that potentially match the member’s area of scholarly activity and have prior support from the faculty member’s department chair.

Summer 2014 Responsible Conduct of Research On-Site Discussion for Students

This discussion will cover responsible research during a student’s first academic semester or first summer of research work. It will be held June 11th from 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Euler Science Complex, room 109. This training is necessary for students doing research at Taylor University and fulfills the requirement of the RCR policy.

Ball Venture Fund Grant

The Ball Venture Fund, administered by the Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI), provides seed money for innovative start-up programs at ICI member institutions. This year the Ball Venture Fund will award one or more grants with the maximum possible grant award at $25,000. Grantees are selected through a competitive process where the proposals are evaluated on innovation and risk taking. Proposals should be no more than five pages long.

Proposals are due on April 25, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. (EDT). Winners will be announced in June 2014.

For more information and the proposal guidelines, visit the Ball Venture Fund Grant webpage

About OSP

The Office of Sponsored Programs at Taylor University is focused on supporting faculty research and scholarship.  OSP assists faculty and staff with development and submission of proposals, administration of awarded sponsored agreements, administrative oversight of RCR training, and assists with sponsored agreement negotiation and acceptance.

The office is under Academic Affairs and the director reports to the Provost.  Additionally, the Staff Accountant in the Business office works with the Sponsored Programs to maintain financial records and make timely requests for payments.

To assist faculty in Taylor's process, a reference guide has been developed.

If you are a faculty member seeking funding from federal, private foundations or industry contact the office or use the SPINplus search engine.

Contact Info

Susan (Sue) Gavin, CRA - Director
Euler Science Center, Room 133
(765) 998-5188
Fax: (765) 998-4396


Michele Bragg - Grant Accountant
Freimuth Building, Business Office
(765) 998-5257
Fax:(765) 998-4799