The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) manages administrative processes related to 桃瘾社区's externally funded grants, provides both pre and post award services, and serves as a liaison between faculty, college administrators, and funding agencies.

Year in Review

The presence of multiple active research and scholarly groups of faculty at 桃瘾社区 creates a dynamic atmosphere that promotes a culture of scholarship and intellectual synergy. Faculty across the humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural sciences departments continue to find exciting ways to use external grant funding to enhance faculty-student mentoring, increase scholarly/creative output, improve instructional productivity, and extend the college鈥檚 influence through external outreach.听Learn more about funded research activity at 桃瘾社区:听

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Funding Information

Individual funding searches are routinely conducted in connection with upcoming sabbatical leaves, new or continuing research, curriculum development, workshops and equipment. Please contact mamuchane@davidson.edu to set up a meeting to discuss extramural funding opportunities and submission strategies.

Proposal Development

Useful information needed to prepare a competitive grant proposal can be found on the proposal development page, including the following:

  • How to obtain and provide sponsor guidelines and application forms
  • Clarification of agency guidelines
  • Proposal review
  • Budget preparation
  • How to obtain college approvals and signatures
  • How to duplicate and mail proposals
  • How to follow up on the status of pending proposals
  • Assistance in negotiating awards and executing contracts

Post-Award Management

Roles and Responsibilities

The principal investigator (PI) is the primary individual in charge of a research grant, cooperative agreement, contract or other sponsored project.听OSP, as well as individuals working in Academic Affairs and Finance & Administration, support the PI as described below.

PI/Co-PI: Principal Investigator/Co-Principal Investigator
The Principal Investigator/Co-PI is the primary individual(s) in charge of a research grant, cooperative agreement, contract, or other sponsored project. The Principal Investigator and Co-PI report to a Department Chair (or other designated official).

Department Chair
The Department Chair is an academic leader with programmatic, managerial and fiscal responsibilities for a designated area, such as a department, program, or center. The Department Chair reports to the VPAA. 听Prior to grant submission, the Department Chair(s) must approve the following requests for department level funding that may accompany the grant if awarded: Undergraduate Student Researchers; Computers, Equipment, Supplies, Facilities, or Facility Modifications; Post-Doctoral Positions; Course Releases; Sabbatical supplements.

VPAA: Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty
The VPAA听is the academic leader who has programmatic, managerial, and fiscal responsibilities for Academic Affairs, and who reports to the President. Prior to grant submission, VPAA must approve the following requests that may accompany the grant if awarded: Post-Doctoral Positions, Course Releases, Sabbatical supplements.

Associate Dean of Faculty
The Associate Dean of Faculty has the responsibility to oversee research activities in the Office of Sponsored Programs and is given the authority to act on the VPAA's behalf in matters relating to research. 听Prior to grant submission, the Associate Dean of Faculty must approve the following requests that may accompany the grant if awarded: Post-Doctoral Positions, Course Releases.

Associate Director of Academic Administration
The Associate Director of Academic Administration has the responsibility for听matters of budget planning and administration and is given the authority to act on the VPAA's behalf in matters relating to cost sharing and matching funds for research. 听Prior to grant submission, the Associate Director of Academic Administration must approve the following requests for VPAA funding that may accompany the grant if awarded: Undergraduate Student Researchers; Computers, Equipment, Supplies, Facilities, or Facility Modifications; Post-Doctoral Positions; Course Releases; Sabbatical supplements.

Office of Sponsored Programs
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is the only institutional unit legally able to submit proposals to external entities for financial support in the form of a contract, grant, or agreement, and is legally able to commit the College on behalf of the Board of Trustees in the event an award is made.听 The OSP circulates the External Grants Institutional Commitment form prior to grant submission.

  • Director听of OSP听is designated as the Institutional Official and has the authority to sign submitted proposals, to receive awards and to conduct any other official business with funding agencies, whether federal or private.
  • Assistant Director, Pre-Award Managerprovides pre-award services to faculty and is the Human Subjects/Institutional Review Board Compliance Manager.
  • Assistant Director, Post-Award Manager provides post award fiscal management services to faculty including financial reports, record reconciliation and grant closeouts.听
  • Grants Coordinator provides administrative support for internal and external grants, including grant compliance and record keeping.听
  • Grants Accounting Assistant is responsible for establishing a restricted fund in the accounting system that is specific to each award and providing post-award fiscal monitoring.

Controller's Office
The听Controller's Office receives award payments and processes accounts payable.

Human Resources
Human Resources provides support for the hiring of grant-funded positions and administers grant-funded payroll.

Visit our听post-award grant management听page for guidelines concerning the details on procedures for post-award management.

Compliance

OSP ensures compliance with policies governing use of Human Subjects and Animal Subjects, as well as conflict of interest and misconduct in science.听

Institutional Data

Institutional Data听is useful for the development of strong research proposals.听 This information is often included in a Facilities, Equipment and Resources document attached to the proposal, detailing the research environment at the college, composition of the student body, career outcomes, etc.听 Links are included on the Institutional Data page to the College鈥檚 Fact File, Common Data Set, Career Outcomes, and other helpful information.

Office of Sponsored Programs

Mailing/Shipping Address

桃瘾社区 - The Office of Sponsored Programs
209 Ridge Rd
Box 5000
桃瘾社区, NC 28035