Sponsored Programs is dedicated to assisting the academic community with winning grants for instruction, research, service and outreach.
We subscribe to powerful search engines to match funding with a broad range of academic programs.
We assist the faculty and staff with finding funding matches as well as provide assistance with interpreting guidelines, budget development, and editing narratives.
We offer grant writing and funding workshops for faculty groups, departments and colleges, and we work with faculty and staff one on one with their special grant needs.
In addition, we offer class presentations for faculty who want students to learn about grants and how to conduct funding searches.
The Sponsored Programs is also the research compliance agent for the campus ensuring protection of humans and animals in research and for the management of conflicts of interest and other research integrity issues.
We are the official technology transfer and innovation office for the university. If you have a new invention, new idea, or other intellectual property, Sponsored Programs is the agent for executing intellectual property procedures through the University Research Council and University Legal Counsel. We assist with patent filings, developing licensing agreements, valuation, and assisting faculty with commercialization efforts. In addition, if you have intellectual material or products that you wish to share with another institution, Sponsored Programs processes Material Transfer Agreements (MTA) with the other partners.
Tim Atkinson, Ed.D.
Assistant Provost and Director
Sponsored Programs is committed to providing administrative support services to facilitate academic, scholarly and creative excellence while maintaining professional and ethical standards.