Faculty/staff are encouraged to seek external grants and contracts in support of their research, service, and instructional activities. The Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs (OGSP) serves as the first point of contact for anyone seeking approval for the submission of proposals to external sponsors or upon receipt of an unsolicited award.
It is important to notify the appropriate supervisor early in the proposal development stage to ensure that the project is in concert with the mission of the department/unit and that internal support for project activities will be available. Matching funds, release time, and other institutional commitments should be secured from the department chair and the dean well in advance of developing the actual final proposal. Please allow at least THREE weeks prior to final deadline to notify the appropriate administrators of your intent and to discuss your plans with these individuals.
To ensure accurate, comprehensive and coordinated management of all sponsored activities, all proposals for external grants and contracts originated by faculty or staff members at Fairmont State University are to be routed through the OGSP. The OGSP serves as the single point of contact for all grant and contract activity.