The Office of Sponsored Research helps build, support, and sustain our world-class faculty as they distinguish themselves through their scholarly efforts.

As your administrative partner, the Office of Sponsored Research provides expert consultative services at each step of the pre-award phase. Whether you are looking for assistance in locating potential funding opportunities, help in deciphering sponsor guidelines, or guidance throughout proposal development, we are here to help!

Office of Sponsored Research - Quick Overview
Spotlight: Faculty Research at Wellesley

The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) services include:

Funding Sources

We subscribe to external databases Pivot and 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

  • 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 includes the following:

  • ensures compliance with all sponsor, government and College policies and Research Integrity Training via CITI.
  • ensures compliance with Research Oversight Committees on use of human subjects (IRB), animal care (IACUC), and BioSafety (IBC)

Ancillary Research Agreements & Issues