Office of Sponsored Programs

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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

Responsible Conduct of Research On-Site Discussion for Students 

The next on campus discussion will be held on March 10 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

This discussion will cover conducting research or scholarly projects in a manner that protects the integrity of the research and the community. ALL students involved in research that will be presented or published outside of Taylor must complete the online training ( and participate in the on site discussion during a student’s first academic semester or first summer of research work. The discussion is led by Dr. Stephen Phillips from the Center for Ethics and Ms. Susan Gavin, Office of Sponsored Programs. 

Upcoming Due Dates:

  • Taylor Spring Symposium - April 24, 2015  - Students MUST register before April 13. 
    • 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Poster presentations
    • 4:00 - 5:30 pm - Student presentations
  • OSP Faculty Mini Grant - Proposal Development Workshop - Taylor Faculty are invited to apply for workshop funding by submitting their application before May 7, 2015. The expectation for a project receiving a $1,000 stipend is that it would be large enough in scope to require a significant period of time to develop and write a competitive proposal to an external agency.  Identification of at least one solicitation / request for proposal (RPF) is required before May 21.  Besides time spent in the workshops, it is expected that participants will spend time between each workshop completing the assignment as well as time after the workshop series finalizing the proposal and submitting it to an agency within one year of completing the workshop series. Workshop participants will also act as a review board and provide constructive feedback to other participants during the workshop series.  
  • Louisville Institute - Project Grant for Researchers program supports research, reflection, and writing by academics and pastors on the subject(s) of Christian faith and life, the practice of ministry, and/or religious institutions. Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of a diverse range of projects  involving independent study, consultations, and/or collaborative projects. Of particular interest to the institute are projects that show potential to benefit the church in North America. Due Date October 1, 2015

  • Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Grants - 2014/2015 application due dates are: August 11th, November 10th, February 9th, and May 11th

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.

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