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.

Grants and Contracts Office

The Grants and Contracts Office (OGC) may be contacted by phone, email or in person. If you'd like to have uninterrupted time with your designated research administrator, please schedule an appointment.

The OGC provides a wide range of pre-award consultative services including, but not limited to proposal preparation and submission, subcontracting advice, MTA processing. On the post-award side, we set up grant accounts and communicate with faculty and sponsors on any actions related to the grants/contracts and their financial management.

Our goal is to provide Expert, Timely and Responsive service to the faculty and staff of Penn State that are seeking and/or managing grants or other sponsored programs.

As we strive to be the "Best in Class" we value your opinion and suggestions. Please consider leaving confidential feedback whenever you interact with our team. Alternatively, please feel free to contact Maryellen O'Brien directly.

Grant Proposal Submission and Deadline Process

If you are planning to submit a proposal for external funding, please complete our Notice of Intent at least 3 weeks prior to the sponsor deadline. A proposal preparation and deadline timeline was developed with a team of faculty, the Associate Dean for Research and the OGC. Please prepare your grant in concert with your OGC research administrator and in accordance with the proposal submission timeline so that we may meet PSU standards and sponsor deadlines in a timely manner, and submit a competitive and compliant grant proposal.

Latest News

Minimum Salary on Grants
May 16, 2019
This policy applies to all individuals that work with grants and related funding. It directly affects Principal Investigators and Key/Senior Personnel listed on grants.
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.
USDA NIFA Annual Financial REEPort
February 7, 2019
The USDA NIFA annual financial REEPorts were due on Feb. 1st, 2019
Commonly Requested Facts
January 9, 2019
The Commonly Requested Facts sheet is a single-page document that provides the “quick and dirty” information needed to answer administrative-related questions for grants. It include official names, addresses, dates, rates and other commonly requested data bits. Print it out and keep it handy for quick reference.
Welcome New Faculty!
October 15, 2018
Please contact us in the Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC) office, so that we can introduce you to our services and your pre- and post-award team members.