The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is responsible for informing, supporting, coordinating, and organizing external fundraising for grants and contracts and for accepting and negotiating the resulting awards on behalf of CGU. ORSP has the lead responsibility for negotiating, signing, and assisting faculty and staff in developing:
grant proposals to public or private funding agencies for academic research and/or training;
grant proposals that involve collaboration with other universities, colleges, medical organizations, or scholarly associations; and
contract proposals and agreements for academic research, evaluation, and/or training.
In contrast to grants or contracts to perform specified project activities, solicitations of gifts from private individuals, corporations, or private foundations are supported and submitted by Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) or other staff in the Office of Advancement. Gift solicitations generally presuppose that the university will have very broad discretion in using the gift funds, which may be unrestricted or may be broadly limited (restricted) to a particular academic unit (school or department) or type of activity (scholarships, facilities construction, faculty compensation, research expenses.) As a rule, gifts are not limited to use by named individuals ("key personnel"); do not involve a fixed period of performance during which funds may be spent; do not require detailed timetables and deliverables, about which periodic financial and programmatic progress reports are expected; and gift funds, once given, may not be rescinded or recouped (although if the university were to grossly violate accepted restrictions on use, a gift might be subject to "clawback.") Limitations and restrictions along all or most of these lines are typical of grants or contracts.
For proposals or agreements that are not readily classified or for any questions about where to go for help with proposals, faculty or others are welcome to contact either ORSP or CFR for guidance and assistance.