Grants and Contracts Office

Resources & Information for College of Education Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students preparing grants and proposals.

 The Office of Research Administration supports the mission of the college by providing administrative and management services for sponsored projects. Sponsored projects include grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements–from both the public and private sectors–which support research, instructional and service projects.

Our goal is to provide effective and efficient support services throughout the life of all sponsored projects (pre-award, post-award, and close out). We also work to ensure compliance with Federal regulations and requirements as well as with the policies, procedures, and guidelines of the University.

  • Pre-Award Services: provide proposal and budget development support services to faculty and staff necessary to identify, develop, and submit external grant and contract applications, and administers internal funding opportunities.
  • Post-Award Services: provide fiscal support necessary to responsibly manage funds awarded, consistent with University policy, requirements of funding sources, and federal regulations and time/effort reporting.
  • Research Compliance: provide information and training for successful preparation for and ethical implementation of research within federal, state, local and institutional regulatory practices including, but not limited to, protection of human and animal subjects, hazardous materials, biosafety and HIPAA.
  • Limited Submissions: work with the Office of the Vice President for Research to respond to research funding opportunities for which a limited number of submissions are permitted from Penn State.
  • COINS: Help faculty with disclosures of significant financial interests and all annual updates for COINS (Conflict Of INterest System).
  • Conflict of Interest: help with individual and institutional conflict of interest policies, guidelines, and procedures and strives to ensure compliance with all federal regulations and University policies.
  • Funding Opportunities: help faculty find targeted funding opportunities.

If you are starting the proposal process, please complete the "Intent to Submit Proposal" form to inform our office. To ensure the best possible service from the Grants and Contracts Office, please complete this form at least four weeks prior to submission.

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