Proposal Assistance & Pre-Award Administration 

ORSP Pre-Award Grants and Contracts Managers collaborate with Ohio University faculty and staff on the development of grant proposals. Pre-Award staff will help you with access and use of the various submission systems. They focus on:

  • budget construction
  • budget justification
  • appropriate projections of multi-year budgets
  • inter- and intra-institutional collaborations
  • coordination of submission with research administrators at collaborating institutions
  • locating and completing application packages and forms
  • adherence to and interpretation of proposal guidelines
  • document formatting
  • obtaining institutional letters of support

Please note: It is not necessary to have a complete draft of the proposal in hand to initiate discussion. Grants and Contracts Managers are assigned to specific departments to efficiently accommodate the needs of researchers and sponsors. Contact Pre-Award Managers: Judi Rioch, 740.593.9985, rioch@ohio.edu, or Bethany Spurrier, 740.593.9750, spurrier@ohio.edu according to the manager departmental assignments.

Proposal Development Resources

The following resources are intended to support faculty and staff as they prepare grant proposals.

Faculty Research Support 

The Office of the Vice President for Research provides faculty support for research through the following internal programs:

For questions concerning general rules and procedures, please contact Stephanie Kearns, Administrative Associate, at 740.593.0378 or kearnss@ohio.edu