The resources on this page provide information on the steps, policies, and processes for seeking financial support for graduate student research.
Reasons to Apply for Research Funding
- Travel to research sites/ fieldwork
- Books/ journal subscriptions
- Data collection and preparation/ data analysis
- Software or equipment
- Costs in preparation of the final dissertation document
- Fellowships to cover living costs while completing a dissertation
- Partnering with a faculty member on their grant application/ project
Grant Planning and Proposal Development at UO
In order to be successful in grant planning and proposal development, you must both understand the processes you'll be navigating at the UO as you prepare your application, and understand how long it can take to prepare. Below are resources to help.
- How to Apply for External Funding Video (12 min). Resource Links in Video (MS Word). Video Script (MS Word).
- Grant Planning Timeline Graphic (PDF). Grant Planning Timeline Text Document (MS Word).
- Roles and Responsibilities (for proposal preparation and submission).
- UO Internal Process for Grants Graphic (PDF). UO Internal Process for Grants Text Document (MS Word).
If you want to take a deep dive into the application processes at UO, you can find detailed information on the OVPRI's webpage dedicated to preparing an application.
Tools and Resources
Important Policies and Procedures
- Human Subjects Research: If your proposed project involves human subjects research, you will need to apply for review and approval of your research plan or exemption for review with the university's Institutional Review Board.
- Internal Tracking of Proposals: As part of proposal review and approval, an Electronic Proposal Clearance (EPCS) record must be made, as well as completed and finalized a minimum of three business days before your proposal's due date.
- Submitting Proposals: All proposals for external funding that will come to the UO must be reviewed and approved by Sponsored Projects Services.