Sponsored Research Office

The Sponsored Research Office supports Occidental's involvement in projects and programs funded by sources outside the College.  We seek to maintain a supportive environment for research, scholarly, and creative endeavors of faculty and academic staff.

The goal of the Sponsored Research Office (SRO) is to maintain a supportive environment for research, scholarly, and creative endeavors of the faculty and academic staff. The Sponsored Research Office supports Occidental's involvement in projects and programs funded from sources outside the College.  

The Sponsored Research Office, the Grants and Contracts Office, and Corporate and Foundation Relations Office work together to coordinate sponsored projects, and they serve as authorized representatives for grants, contracts and other agreements from government agencies, private industry, and non-profit foundations. 

The staff of SRO is committed to helping faculty seek and obtain external funding, submit proposals, administer awards, and comply with all applicable College and sponsor policies. The SRO is responsible for all Federal proposal submissions [NSF-Fastlane, grants.gov (NIH, DoE, DoEd, etc.)] and for overseeing compliance with federal and college policies for all research activities. 

The Grants and Contracts Office, GCO, is responsible for post-award grant administration and serves as the fiscal manager on projects and programs funded by sources outside the College, assists in the preparation of budgets, manages expenditures and prepares reports to the funding agency as needed.

The Corporate and Foundation Relations Office, CFR, identifies potential funding sources, prepares proposals for institutional awards, assists with private foundation proposal submissions and with the preparation of annual reports. It is responsible for gifts to the college and maintains the College’s relationship with foundations and corporations. 

Browse the tabs on the right side of this page for information about how to prepare a grant, along with Oxy facts you will need.

Specific questions?

  • For help with budget preparation, please approach the college grant specialist at grants@oxy.edu
  • For assistance with Federal application websites or to be registered as a PI, please approach the Sponsored Research Office at sro@oxy.edu
  • For assistance writing a grant proposal or to see examples of successful past proposals, reach out to Oxy's Center for Research and Scholarship.