Grants and Contracts Office

The Grants and Contracts Office processes proposals and awards for sponsored programs for all faculty and staff in the College of Agricultural Sciences. This includes proposals and awards in support of Research, Extension, and Undergraduate Education.

Grant Proposal Submission and Deadline Process

Effective January 3, 2017, the Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC) will follow a revised grant proposal submission process. This process was developed over months of discussion between OGC, the Associate Dean for Research, and faculty representatives from each department in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Please review the timeline as you prepare your future grants. Please direct any questions to Maryellen O’Brien, Director, OGC.

Latest News

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Funding Opportunities Update
March 14, 2019
Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative -- Closing Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019 (Estimated Total Program Funding: $20,000,000)
NSF Short Course: Entrepreneurship Training for Researchers
March 12, 2019
Academic researchers interested in exploring the commercial potential of their technological innovations are invited to apply for a National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) short course to be held in State College from April 5-19. Applications are due by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, March 29.
NIH Letters Asking About Undisclosed Foreign Ties Rattle U.S. Universities
March 11, 2019
Recently, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has sent letters to dozens of major U.S. research universities asking them to provide information about specific faculty members with NIH funding who are believed to have links to foreign governments that the Bethesda, Maryland–based institute did not know about.
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4/12/19
February 25, 2019
The Pew Scholars Program supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The award provides $300,000 in flexible support- $75,000 per year for a four-year period. One nomination is invited from each participating institution.
Important Updates for Researchers Collaborating Internationally
February 18, 2019
The US Government has expressed serious concerns about the failure of researchers at U.S. institutions to disclose their relationships with foreign institutions.