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Research & Grants
The Office of Research and Grants exists to stimulate and nurture a culture of scholarly inquiry and provide opportunities for professional development and pedagogical improvement.

“Every human being, created in the image of God, is endowed with a power akin to that of the creator-individually, power to think and to do. The men in whom this power is developed are the men who bear responsibilities, who are leaders in enterprise, and who influence character.”

-Education (pg. 17.2)

The culture of scholarly inquiry continues to be built throughout the Oakwood University community every year through the continuation of the Faculty Development Grant Program, additional research partnerships, and the fruition of grants as a result of current research partnerships. We look forward to assisting our faculty, [staff and students] with their research and grant endeavors.

Office of Research and Grants (ORG)
If you are a faculty or staff seeking a grant or contract, you have come to the right source to obtain information on funding opportunities and project management.

The Office of Sponsored Programs assists faculty and staff in the identification of funding sources, preparation of proposals, negotiation of agreements, and offer administrative support during the life of the project and close-out of project activities.

The Director of OSP is the designated liaison official of the University, who signs all proposals for externally sponsored activities.

The OSP works closely with the Accounting Department’s Federal Officer to assure that fiscal accountability and compliance is maintained.  The Office protects the University’s eligibility of external funding by ensuring that all sponsored projects (grants and contracts) comply with the University’s general research policies, as well as federal, state and foundation mandates.

Specifically, we provide the following services:

  • Sponsored Project Administration
  • Funding Research
  • Proposal Development
  • Liaison with Funding Agencies
  • Maintain Award Files
  • Compliance Monitoring
  • Review and Approval of Project Funds
  • Post Award and Close-out
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Bi-monthly Grant and Contract Newsletter
  • Standard Information

Additional Proposal Information Attachment Form
Budget Revision-No-Cost Extension Request Form
Financial Conflict of Interest Assurance and Disclosure Form
Grants.gov Registration Process
Internal Proposal Approval Form
Life Cycle of a Grant at Oakwood University
NIH eRA Commons PI Registration Form
NSF FastLane PI Registration Form
Notice of Intent to Submit
Principal Investigators Handbook
Progress Report Form
Proposal Development Decision-Making Matrix
Research.gov Fact Sheet
Time and Effort (Federal Funds)

Faculty Development Grant Program
The FDGP was developed as a result of survey of the University faculty who expressed a desire to develop their scholarly work. The first Faculty Conference on Scholarly Writing was held on November 15-16, 2011.  Immediately following the conference, the University Administration made a tangible commitment to continue to encourage and incentivized the scholarly work of the faculty and the FDGP was funded. In its inaugural year, nine grants were awarded for a total of $4000, culminating with the first annual 2012 Faculty Research Symposium at the Committee of 100, McKee B&T Building on April 23, 2013.

The FDGP is currently in its seventh year and has awarded just under 50 grants in its history.

The Faculty Development Grant Program (FDGP) provides seed money for research, teaching and service related projects designed:

  • To assist with the development of research/scholarly activity
  • To enhance the effectiveness of individual faculty members.

The FDGP supports those activities that lead to professional growth in teaching and research through increased scholarly writing. These activities may include support to generate preliminary data, analysis of data, or synthesis of the literature that will form the basis of a scholarly publication.

This year’s activities will include a number of workshops on various topics (i.e. Abstracts, Research Literature, Narrative/Design, etc.) and will culminate with the 7th Annual Faculty Research Symposium.

Request for Proposals (RFP) – See Below

The grant is for all disciplines.  All full-time (1.0 FTE) faculty of the University are encouraged to apply.

A Notice of Intent to Submit is to be submitted by Thursday, May 25, 2017. The Proposal and updated Biosketch is due by Friday, August 18, 2017.

April 8, 2017                 Notice of Intent to Submit Form Due – EXTENDED
August 18, 2017             Proposal Due
August 25, 2017             Application Sent to Appropriate Internal Review Board
September 27, 2017       Awards Announced
October 10, 2017           Welcome and Orientation
January 8, 2018             Mid-Grant Project Report Due
March 20, 2018              President’s Faculty Research Luncheon
April 17, 2018                 7th Annual Faculty Research Symposium
May 21, 2018                 End of Project


Research Resources
Contact Us
Phone: 256.726.7406
Fax: 256.726.7470
Mail: researchandgrants@oakwood.edu

Sponsored Programs
Phone: (256) 726-7484
Fax: (256) 726-7470