The Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) serves to support Bradley faculty to identify, compete for, and secure external funds in the form of grants and contracts to promote their professional research and scholarly endeavors, and to enhance the Bradley experience for undergraduate and graduate students. Please contact OSP for assistance in any of the following areas:

Pre-award Services:

  • Identifying opportunities to make use of external funds
  • Developing a working timeline for seeking and securing external funds
  • Identifying of appropriate funding opportunities, deadlines, and requirements
  • Making initial inquiries and contacts with external funding sources
  • Professional development/training in grant-writing, discipline-specific best practices in securing/utilizing   external funds,  and other relevant topics 

Proposal Development Services:

  • Identifying and developing a plan for addressing all required components/sections of a proposal package
  • Budget and budget justification development
  • Development/utilization of institutional or departmental “boilerplate” information or broader impact statements
  • Assistance in completing the internal routing process or conflict of interest disclosures
  • Proposal review and revision processes
  • Proposal submission

Post-award/Other Services:

  • Serving as a liaison/connection between grant-seekers and institutional policy/procedure makers and accounting
  • Organizing and implementing Incentives and recognitions for faculty grant seekers and award recipients
  • Aiding in the review and use of internal awards to leverage competitiveness for external grant-seeking
  • Providing reminders and support in meeting reporting requirements and deadlines
  • Ensuring faculty access to resources and services to further develop their awareness and competitiveness for external funds