Office of Sponsored Research

The Office of Sponsored Research seeks to build an environment of obtaining external support for research and programs that align with the College’s mission. We are dedicated to finding and securing resources that help expand the student experience and improve our community. We seek to simplify and clarify the grant seeking and administration processes. Our intent is to ease the burden of crafting competitive applications and managing awards.

Grant Lifecycle

If you have research project or program that you would like assistance funding, please reach out to our office to set up a meeting using the Request for Opportunity Research. We can perform a funding search for you and help you find resources to put together a successful proposal. Periodically, we will also reach out to the campus community with opportunities that align with our research mission. We are happy to meet with you if you feel that one of these opportunities matches your research goals.

If you have already found a grant or other RFP (request for proposal) opportunity, please complete our Intent to Submit form and our office will follow-up with next steps.

Ouroffice will help to put together a project timeline and work through all portions of the proposal and submission process. This will include assisting in collecting data, organizing application components, and developing a budget using our Budget Template. Please also review our Policy for Institutional Subawards at this stage, as most grants will not be eligible for subawards.

We hope to provide numerous opportunities for assistance in creating your proposal. This may include external webinars, on-campus seminars, one-on-one meetings, as well as copyediting. Once an Intent to Submit form is completed, our office will set up weekly meetings with you to answer questions and plan section deadlines working toward the submission deadline.

To ensure that all relevant parties on campus are aware of your proposal, you must submit a Proposal Transmittal Form. This form must be signed by several campus partners prior to submission, so it is encouraged to start this process no less than two weeks before the grant deadline.

With final approval and review, we will help to compile and submit applications. We will work with those who are granted an award to steward through the process. For those who are not successful, we will work through reviewer comments to help with resubmission or look at other funding sources.

Along with our Senior Grants Accountant, our office will assist with award paperwork and management. This includes being a point of contact for questions, extension requests, and updates.

Whether a grant is a few months or multi-year, we will help with all reporting requirements and submissions. We assist with deadline reminders and budget breakdowns to help summarize outcomes.

Grant Spotlight

Qimin Huang receives early-career NSF grant to research data-driven mathematical tools that address antibacterial resistance

Qimin Huang, assistant professor ofmathematics who also teaches in statistical and data sciences at The 91勛圖厙, received a National Science Foundations Launching […]

A general chemistry course this spring included lab activities geared toward students interested in art and art conservation; pictured in Shuri Mauser 26.

Wooster receives two grants from the Council of Independent Colleges to support vocation and work-based learning programs

The 91勛圖厙 has received two grants from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) that support vocational discernment and work-based learning programs in […]

Contact the Office of Sponsored Research

Broede Armstrong, Associate Director of Sponsored Research

Sonya Coleman, Senior Grants Accountant

The Dean for Faculty Development,Christa Craven (, and Provost Lisa Perfetti ( are also great resources as you start the grants process.