Office of Grants and Research
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 Office of Grants and Research (OGR), located on the third floor of the School of Nursing Building, supports both the School of Health Professions and the School of Nursing at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Typically, OGR begins to work with principal investigators no less than 60 days prior to application deadline. The pre-award staff has expertise in working with a broad variety of research sponsors and can assist with budgeting, formatting and other important aspects of the grants process.
What is the mission of the Office of Grants and Research?
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.
Who works within the OGR?
The OGR is lead by the School of Health Professions associate dean for research, and a full-time director manages the operations of the office. Completing the team are an accountant, research assistants and administrative support personnel.
What services does the OGR offer to researchers?
These pre-award services are available:
- 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
When should a researcher seek the help of the OGR?
As soon as possible. But the OGR can help throughout the process, whether researchers are in the early stages of developing a grant application or are ready to start writing. Contact the OGR for assistance.