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Getting Started

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  • Find funding
    For your convenience, the Office of Research Development has compiled a database of funding opportunities specific to each college. View the funding opportunities here.
  • Complete Sponsored Programs Certification
    This certification will assist in the understanding of internal and external processes, procedure, and regulations to help in submitting the best proposal possible, and is required to submit proposals to external agencies. Learn more about the Sponsored Programs Certification program here.
  • Request an electronic username
    An electronic username is required for NSF, NIH or any sub-agency of DHHS. Registration requests should be made as far in advance of proposal submission deadlines as possible, but no later than 3 days prior to electronic submission due dates to ensure registration and allow for on-time proposal submission. To request a username, click here.

    As of March 26, 2018 users can create their own NSF accounts. The Office of Sponsored Programs will approve all requests.

    To learn how to register for a new account visit

    To migrate an existing account visit

    Upon registering, please complete the registration by logging in and changing your password. Once your account is active, you will receive a role. Make sure to input the additional information required by after receiving a role.
  • Find my college support center
    Housed in each college, each OSP Support Center assists faculty with pre-award application preparation (including budgets), and with the review and submission of all grant applications for investigators in that college. Find your College Support Center here.
  • Request a Support Letter
    Requests for letters of support from the offices of the President, Provost, or Vice President for Research (VPR) are coordinated through the office of the VPR and must be submitted at least two weeks before the proposal submission date. Lear how to request a support letter here.

Education & Training

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