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Sponsored Research


​​​Recent Sponsored Research Successes

Please join us in congratulating the following faculty members on their recent research grant awards:

  • Dr. Seann Mulcahy (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Jean Dreyfus Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions award, The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation (CLICK H​ERE​ for GOLOCALProv ​article)

  • Dr. Sharon Murphy (History & Classics), Banking on Slavery: Slavery and Finance in the Antebellum American South, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend

  • Dr. Arthur Urbano and Dr. Jennifer Illuzzi (Theology and History), Brought Together by Providence: A Story of Jewish and Catholic Community at Providence College, 1917-1970, The Rhode Island Foundation​

  • Dr. Jennifer Van Reet and Dr. Lin Zhang (Psychology and Elementary/Special Education), Testing the Effectiveness of Play- and Inquiry-Based Instruction in Early Science Education, Caplan Foundation

  • Dr. Adrian Weimer (History & Classics), Godly Petitions: Puritanism and the Crisis of the Restoration in America, American Antiquarian Society & Massachusetts Historical Society

  • Dr. Fatma Gizem Zencirci (Political Science), Globalization and the Muslim World, ​University of Notre Dame Global Religion Research Initiative​​

  • Dr. Jonathan Richardson (Biology), Comparative Cityscape Genomics of Rats in Four Major Cities   (CLICK HERE​ for NSF Press Release)

Sponsored Research & Programs

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Whether you're looking for help developing grant proposals, ensuring compliance, or simply need some guidance on your research objectives, our​ office wants to be your partner.​ Below is a partial list of services that we offer.​ 


For internal forms and more information, please go to the Sponsored Research & Programs internal portal site.

​​Pre-Proposal Activities

  • Discuss early phases of project ideas with faculty to identify potential funding sources
  • Identify and disseminate funding opportunities, program announcements and Requests for Proposals/Requests for Qualifications (RFPs/RFQs)

​​Proposal Development Activities

  • Locate application packages and ​forms and interpret sponsor guidelines and requirements
  • Assist with all stages of proposal development, including budget preparation, certifications, forms, and cover sheets
  • Prepare a proposal outline or proposal checklist based upon grant requirements and guidelines
  • Review document formatting
  • Obtain institutional letters of support
  • Coordinate proposal submission with research administrators at collaborating institutions
  • Ensure adherence to and provide interpretation of College, sponsor, and government guidelines
  • Submit proposals electronically and/or hard-copy on behalf of the institution

Grant Administration/Management Activities

  • ​Assist with sponsor communication and correspondence after an award is made (submit requests for no cost-extensions, prior-approval requests, and progress reports)
  • ​Notify principal investigators (PIs) when progress reports are due​​