The Office of Sponsored Research (Staff) manages the administrative process (pre-award), provides information on external funding sources, answers questions and provides clarification on and compliance with sponsored research policies for Wellesley College’s externally funded grants. The Director serves as the liaison between faculty, college administrators, and funding agencies. The Office of Sponsored Research services include:

Funding Sources

We subscribe to external databases: InfoEd SpinPlus, Foundation Directory, Grants.gov, and Associated Grant Makers, which are the industry leading sources of information on grants and research opportunities. The funding sources page provides instructions on how to use the databases.   

Additionally, we can conduct individual funding searches in connection with upcoming sabbatical leaves, new or continuing research, programs or projects by request.

Proposal  Development 

 Once a funding opportunity is identified the proposal development page will provide useful information to prepare a competitive grant proposal:

·       obtain and provide sponsor guidelines and application forms

·       interpret and clarify sponsor and college policies

·       assist faculty to prepare grant proposal and budget

·       obtain college approvals and signatures

·       submit proposal

·       Status follow up on pending proposals

·       assist in the negotiation of awards and execution of contracts

Compliance 

Compliance includes the following:

·       Ensures compliance with all sponsor, government and College Policies 

·       Ensures compliance with Research Oversight Committees on use of human subjects(IRB), animal care (IACUC),          

BioSafety (IBC)

Post Award Management 

The Controller’s Office (Staff) manages the financial process (post-award), sets up new awards, answers questions and ensures compliance with sponsored research policies for Wellesley College’s externally funded grants. The Associate Controller serves as the liaison between faculty, college administrators, and funding agencies regarding post-award financial management.

Post award grant management includes the following:

·       Award acceptance procedure

·       Establish and manage grant accounts (assigns FOAPAL )

·       Provide monthly reports to PI

·       Invoicing

·       Financial Reporting

·       Extensions

·       Close out procedures