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Resources for Grant & Contract Funding

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The Office of Sponsored Programs encourages your review of the following resources but does not guarantee the accuracy of the contents contained within those resources. 


(Source to FIND and APPLY for Federal government grants)

Registry of Undergraduate Researchers

The Council on Undergraduate Research Registry of Undergraduate Researchers is one tool that undergraduate students can use to assist them in their pursuit of a graduate degree. The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates with research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, and graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. Currently the Registry is open to students and graduate schools/employers in nearly all fields.

Any undergraduate may go to CUR to fill out a simple curriculum vitae form. There is no charge to the student, and records will be made available to bona fide Graduate Schools or research programs that contract with CUR for this service. More information is available at CUR.

External Evaluators List

The Council on Grantsmanship and Research (CGR) is establishing a listing of faculty, staff, and administrators who are interested and qualified to serve as external evaluators for a variety of types of grant proposals. The list will be included on the CGR website hosted by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and will allow PIs from institutions of higher education to identify external evaluators for federal, state, and foundation grant proposals. If you are interested and willing to serve as an external evaluator for grant projects, please complete the survey.

Intellectual Property 

Protection of Human Subjects

Links to External Sponsored Programs Regulations, Authorities, and Requirements

Useful Reference Web Sites

Other Federal Information Web Sites

Information Sources

Links to Other Web Sites

Membership Organizations


  • Community of Science: Leading Internet site for the global research and development (R&D) community. COS services provide individualized funding searches (On-Line Subscription).
  • A Guide to Managing Federal Grants for Colleges and Universities (NCURA/NACUBO): Designed to provide accurate, comprehensive and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. (Newsletter Subscription)
  • Sponsored Research Administration:   A Guide to Effective Strategies and Recommended Practices (National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)
  • Foundationsearch (Metasoft Systems, Inc.)
  • Federal Grants Management Handbook (Thompson Publishing Co.)


Acronym Full Name
F & A Facilities and Admministrative Costs
FA Financial Assistance
HS Human Subjects
ID or IDC Indirect Cost
OR Organized Research
PDA Proposal Development Award
PI Principal Investigator
PRC Proposal Review and Compliance
SA Scholarly Activity
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