The Scholarship, Research & Sponsored Programs Office helps the campus community to secure external funding opportunities for scholarship, research, travel, or program development by:

  • Identifying potential funding opportunities
  • Reviewing all sections of a proposal
  • Providing writing and editing assistance
  • Creating and managing application portals
  • Obtaining and interpreting funding source/sponsor guidelines and requirements for proposals
  • Reviewing, approving and submitting proposals to sponsoring agencies
  • Oversees the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • Offering education, training and insight on project development and design
  • Partnering with the Research Foundation for budget development, assuring compliance with sponsor and university policies and post-award activity

Through the process of sponsored research, it is important to remember that the Principal Investigator, the staff of the Scholarship, Research & Sponsored Programs Office, and the Research Foundation all have primary responsibilities over the course of the grant cycle. Please note that although a PI is the author of a grant, the award (except in the instance of some fellowships) is made to the Institution, Brockport (as grantee), through our fiscal agent, the Research Foundation for SUNY where the Foundation is responsible for carrying all liability.

Due to federal compliance requirements and institutional financial review, all applications for external funding (fellowships, research and service grants, contracts, curricular development awards, travel awards, etc.) must be submitted through the Scholarship, Research & Sponsored Programs Office and awards will be administered by our Research Foundation Office under the Scholarship, Research & Sponsored Programs Office. The full SUNY Brockport External Funding Policy linked here: External Funding Policy: Research Foundation.

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