You can now reach us at our new email address, OSP@gvsu.edu!
OSP Staff Members Earn Certified Research Administrator Credential
We are pleased to announce that three members of the OSP staff—Director, Michael Gouin-Hart, and Grants & Contracts Specialists Andrew Kienitz and Melissa Wright—have earned the Certified Research Administrator (CRA) designation. This CRA is a well-recognized nationwide professional standard by which university research- and sponsored-programs administrators are judged and credentialed.
The CRA is conferred by the Research Administration Certification Council (RACC). It is a comprehensive certification that covers both the pre-and post-award (financial) research administration Body of Knowledge.
You can learn more about the RACC and the CRA certification here: http://www.cra-cert.org/introduction/
This development is indicative of the OSP staff’s dedication to its mission to support and serve you—the GVSU sponsored-programs and research community and its expertise in the field of research- and sponsored-programs administration,
The Office of Sponsored Programs, under the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence (CSCE) umbrella, serves as Grand Valley State University's central office to support faculty and staff in the identification, development, submission, and administration of externally sponsored agreements for scholarly research and creative activity.
Our services include:
Funding searches designed to match proposed projects and goals
Obtaining the University's commitment to a project via internal routing though Cayuse
Proposal development support, guidance, and submission
Acceptance and processing of awards, interpretation and terms and conditions
Technical training and grant writing workshops
Office of Sponsored Programs Matrix of Responsibilities
Sponsored projects require team effort. Click here for an at-a-glance table of the areas of responsibility for each “player” in the sponsored-programs process.
Budgeting a Sponsored Project? Make Sure to Use the Current GVSU F&A (Facilities & Administrative Cost—a.k.a. Indirect-Cost) Rate!
For all sponsored-projects with an award date of July 1, 2016 or later, GVSU PIs and PDs must use the current GVSU rate of 29% of Modified Total Direct Costs. The full agreement with the U.S. HHS is available here. The GVSU policy on F&A cost recovery is published in the Grand Valley Manual. Please contact your Grants & Contracts Specialist with any questions you may have.
The best way to start? Contact the Grants and Contract Specialist that is responsible for your college! We are also pleased to announce that OSP Now Offers Downtown Office Hours: Click here for details!
Wondering how course buyouts work? Having trouble coming up with match? Not sure you can make a deadline? See the FAQ page here simple answers to these and other questions.
Remember, grant awards are awarded to the University as opposed to an individual. Be sure that before you submit or sign anything you check with OSP that it's OK to do so. The Authorized Representative at GVSU is the only person allowed to submit or sign proposals or awards!