We encourage all faculty to contact our Grants Officer, Matt Terhune to discuss concepts for grant and contract-related projects as early as possible in the process. We work with faculty in many different ways including: conducting prospect research to identifying funding opportunities; writing and editing proposals; developing budgets and working with corporate, foundation, and government agency officers; and post-award project management. It is very important that faculty engage our office early as we will be able to provide significant support and help you navigate your way through some critical internal and external processes.
If you are submitting a proposal or letter of inquiry to a private foundation or corporation, you must complete the Proposal Submission Form and obtain review and signature from your Department Chair, the College Director of Development, and the Dean. Once you have signed as principal investigator and you obtained your Chair’s signature, send the form to the Grants Office at mail drop 8256. All “private” grant proposals are administered through the University Foundation and carry an indirect cost rate of 2.75%.
If you are submitting a proposal or letter of inquiry to a government agency, you must complete the Grant Data Form and obtain review and signature from your Department Chair and the Dean. Once you have signed as principal investigator and you have obtained your Chair’s signature, send the form to the Grants Office at mail drop 8256. All public grant proposals are administered through the University Corporation and carry an indirect cost rate that ranges from 26% to 48%.
For submissions to private foundations and corporations, it is important that we coordinate proposal submissions with other colleges at CSUN to ensure that we avoid multiple, simultaneous submissions to the same funder without approval. Please contact our Grants Officer prior to completing either of these forms as some private foundations may be administered by the Corporation.
All proposals and letters of inquiry must be reviewed and approved by Matt Terhune, Grants Officer, and Dean Theodoulou at least two weeks prior to submission. Any proposal efforts that are not approved through this process will not be supported by the College or the University if awarded.
The following flowchart illustrates the various steps involved in a typical grant submission: