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Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) provides cradle to grave support for sponsored programing activities on behalf of Concord University and The Concord University Research and Development Corporation. This provides the Concord community with more opportunities to seek possible external funding and manage awards.

The OSP’s role in aiding Concord University's community is to be a leading and responsive source for information relating to external funding opportunities in support of students, faculty, and staff. We are available to assist our faculty and staff through the grant seeking and award process for sponsored programs and research. Our office facilitates nontechnical aspects of proposal development and award administration in tandem with the Principal Investigator. The OSP is committed to enhance and facilitate Concord's research and external funding by providing services in a timely and professional manner. Please contact  the Office of Sponsored Programs if we can be of any assistance.

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) provides cradle to grave support for sponsored programing activities on behalf of Concord University and The Concord University Research and Development Corporation. This provides the Concord community with more opportunities to seek possible external funding and manage awards.

The OSP’s role in aiding Concord University's community is to be a leading and responsive source for information relating to external funding opportunities in support of students, faculty, and staff. We are available to assist our faculty and staff through the grant seeking and award process for sponsored programs and research. Our office facilitates nontechnical aspects of proposal development and award administration in tandem with the Principal Investigator. The OSP is committed to enhance and facilitate Concord's research and external funding by providing services in a timely and professional manner. Please contact  the Office of Sponsored Programs if we can be of any assistance.

Close Out

It is important to coordinate closely with the Office of Sponsored Programs as your project comes to a close. We are here to help ensure all final administrative materials including financial reports are submitted to the agency in accordance with their guidelines.

The principal investigator is responsible for the technical reporting requirements.

Due to federal regulations, it is important that the Office of Sponsored Programs receives a copy of all technical/other reports for our records.

Finding Funding

In the Office of Sponsored Programs we locate and disseminate external funding opportunities to our current and prospective principal investigators.

If you would like us to begin a funding opportunity search for a project or program of interest you may visit our office in Admin Rm. 220 or call ext 5144 to discuss the parameters of the search.  Please note we attempt to locate funding opportunities as soon as possible, however, this process typically takes about 2 weeks.  You may also email a request to osp@concord.edu.

The Office of Sponsored programs uses the funding search engine InfoEd SPIN.  For those of you who would prefer to search for funding on your own or in conjunction with our staff you can set up an account following the steps below:

To set up an account with SPIN first go to http://infoedglobal.com/ then follow the steps below:

  • Click on SPIN at the top of the page
  • Click on sign in
  • Click create new profile
  • Fill out the new profile registration and click submit

Please let us know when you have completed this step and we will verify your account. You will then be able to search for funding opportunities using the InfoEd SPIN database.

For more information on SPIN and how to use it, click here

Forms

Request for Disbursement (CURDC only)- This form serves as a cover sheet for grant related expenses. The form must be completed and submitted with the appropriate documentation such as invoices, emails, or faxes to support the disbursement.

Proposal Routing Form- The proposal routing form is an internal document that provides the OSP with a brief overview of pertinent information in regard to the grant application. It also provides certification of the Principal Investigator, University endorsements of the project, and verifies sources of cost share.

OSP Prior Approval- Prior approvals including re-budgets and no cost extensions always require University internal review. Should funding agency approval be required, the OSP will forward the request to the agency.

Stipend Request Form- This form must be completed in its entirety before submitting any invoice for stipends. If the form ends up in Payroll or Accounts Payable without the requested information, it will be returned to the originating department for proper completion.

Travel Reimbursement Form- This form is for reimbursement of travel expenses incurred by consultants, contractors, and non-employees that are in accordance with the rules. This form addresses such areas as transportation, lodging, meals, registration fees, other expenses, and forms of payment.

Our Staff

Becker, Charles
Charles Becker
VP for Business & Finance
304-384-5190
Blankenship, Victoria (Vickie)
Victoria (Vickie) Blankenship
Business Manager II
304-384-5210
blankvl@concord.edu
Farmer, Melanie
Melanie Farmer
Director of Grants and Contracts / Adjunct of Social Work
304-384-6314
Inghram, C. Scott
C. Scott Inghram
Assistant Professor - Social Work/Director of MSW Program
304-384-5215
Roark, Jordan
Jordan Roark
Business Manager of Accounting
Williams, Cameron
Cameron Williams
Grants and Contracts Assistant
304-384-5144
Concord Office of Sponsored Programs