Research Activities in the School of Health Professions

Drs. Carlson and Colombo

The School of Health Professions is recognized for its highly ranked programs where faculty conduct cutting-edge research and instill in their students a curiosity for scientific inquiry. The school's Ph.D. programs are preparing scholars who are making a difference in higher education and in applied research in the United States and throughout the world.

The school ranks among the leaders nationwide in National Institutes of Health funding among schools of health professions at public universities; other sources of external grant funding include the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, The Rosebud Foundation, and the Freedom Fund, as well as private companies such as Dairy Management, Inc. In a highly competitive environment, faculty and their students have had an unprecedented success that has led to strong external grant funding.

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Office of Grants and Research

Pre-Award Services:

  • Analyze the solicitation, complete the representations and certifications
  • Coordinate the entire proposal
  • Develop the budget, whether it’s simple or complex
  • Ensure commitment letters are obtained for required matching funds, services or support
  • Confirm the subcontract commitments (letters and appropriate F&A agreements)
  • Prepare the sponsor application forms
  • Assemble the proposal and review the text
  • Implement the review and signature process
  • Prepare the appropriate number of proposal copies for both the sponsor and the individual investigators
  • Transmit the proposal package to the sponsor and track to ensure timely delivery
  • Provide assistance with online registration and electronic proposal submissions
  • Support investigator in response to sponsor Just In Time requests

The Office of Grants and Research has the resources to guide faculty through the grant submission process, from analyzing the funding solicitation to the actual submission of the application. The OGR pre-award staff is expert in development of application budgets and format requirements of a broad variety of research sponsors. Supporting both the School of Health Professions and the School of Nursing, the OGR office is located in room , School of Nursing Building, under the leadership of Marge Bott, RN, MA, Ph.D., associate dean for research. 

Typically, OGR begins to work with principal investigators no less than 60 days prior to application deadline. Whether in the early stages of developing a grant application or ready to start writing, contact the OGR for assistance:

The operational activities of the office are managed by a full-time director and staffed by an accountant, research assistants and administrative support personnel. The services and resources provided in the Office of Grants and Research help make it possible for School of Health Professions faculty to make advanced, pertinent and award-winning contributions to research.

Last modified: Sep 03, 2015