- Teresa Morrison, Grants Officer
We encourage all faculty to contact our Grants Officer 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: researching and identifying funding opportunities; writing and editing proposals; developing budgets; working with corporate, foundation, and government agency officers; and managing post-award requirements. Please 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 signatures from your Department Chair and the Dean. Once you have signed as principal investigator and obtained your Chair's signature, send the form to the Grants Office at mail drop 8252. 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 signatures from your Department Chair and the Dean. Once you have signed as principal investigator and obtained your Chair's signature, send the form to the Grants Office at mail drop 8252. 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 already be in solicitation by other CSUN faculty.
All proposals and letters of inquiry must be reviewed and approved by the Grants Officer and Dean Say at least 10 working days 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 flowchart illustrates the various steps involved in a typical grant submission: Grants Process Flowchart PDF