FACULTY HANDBOOK

Grants Information and Policies

The Office of Sponsored Programs, which provides a variety of research services to CCSU faculty, is located in Suite 201 in Davidson Hall, and can be reached at extension 22365.

External Grants

The OSP provides a variety of services to help faculty and staff obtain and administer external grant funding. Contact the OSP to obtain information regularly on the VAX regarding external grant opportunities. The OSP's main functions are to 1) disseminate research information and opportunities to faculty; 2) to assist in the preparation of proposals for submission to external sponsors; 3) to assure compliance with Federal regulations ) i.e. Human Subjects, Animal Use and Care, Misconduct in Science, and Conflict of Interest); and 4) to assist faculty and staff in administering projects funded by external sponsors.

Internal Grants

In addition to working with external grants, the Office of Sponsored Programs is also involved with CCSU internal grants. There are four internal grant programs. The Faculty-Student Research grant competition falls under the auspices of the CCSU Foundation, which provides awards for faculty-student collaborative research projects. Guidelines and applications for this program are generated by OSP. The second internal grant program is the CSU/AAUP collective bargaining agreement, faculty may apply for University Research Grants to support their research and creative projects. Guidelines are generated by CSU and sent to Sponsored Programs for faculty disbursal. Proposals are submitted to OSP. The third internal grant program is the Faculty Development Grant program. In accordance with Article 8.6 of the CSU/AAUP Collective Bargaining Agreement, this grant program provides individual faculty, departments, and other groups of faculty with support for activities that enhance the ability of faculty to be "productive and innovative professionals". Deadlines and procedures are announced through the Office of Sponsored Programs. The last internal grant program is the Summer Curriculum Grant program. This program, established under Article 9.6.5 of the CSU/AAUP Collective Bargaining Agreement, assists faculty to develop new curriculum, redesign programs and courses, and accomplish other activities related to teaching and learning. Guidelines and applications are available from OSP. In addition to disseminating guidelines, the Office of Sponsored Programs is also responsible for assisting the Grants Administration in monitoring all expenditures relating to these grant programs. Final reports, due upon completion of the grant, are sent to OSP where records are maintained.

Experimentation Involving Humans and Animals

The Office of Sponsored Programs also acts as liaison to the Human Subjects/Animal Care Committees. Any proposal, whether externally or internally funded, which deals with human or animal subjects, is required to submit an approval form to the appropriate committee. At CCSU, the Chair of the Human Subjects Committee is Dr. Brad Waite, and the Chair of the Animal Use and Care Committee is Dr. Leeds Carluccio. Human Subjects forms are available in the OSP, where they are collected from the investigator, assigned a number and forwarded to the HSC committee. Approval letters are sent by OSP.