Faculty grants support

CLA research administrators

Please contact your CLA research administrators for questions about applying for grants, assistance with developing sponsored projects proposals, or funding opportunities in your field of research. Before applying for any funding opportunity contact a research administrator so the proper application process can be determined; in particular, whether your proposal will need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Gus Quinlan, Ph.D.
Grants and Projects Analyst II
(775) 682-6421

Roni Dahir, Ph.D.
Grants and Projects Analyst
(775) 682-7981

The grants support team is here to help

The College of Liberal Arts grants support team can assist faculty in developing and submitting research grant proposals and help ensure that proposals follow University of Nevada, Reno policies and funding agency requirements. All sponsored projects proposals are reviewed by CLA and the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP). A sponsored project is an agreement to transfer money or property from a sponsor to the University to carry out a public purpose or provide a direct benefit to the sponsor. Common agreement instruments include, but are not limited to, grants, co-operative agreements, assistance agreements and contracts. Check with the College’s grants team if you are unsure whether your proposed project is a sponsored project or not.

To get the best use of the various College and University resources available for proposal development, please submit your proposal well in advance of the funding opportunity’s deadline. VPRI’s technical editing and external review services require that the proposal narrative is submitted to them at least six weeks in advance of the deadline. OSP requires that proposals reach them at least five business days before the sponsor’s deadline to enable a full review for completeness and compliance with sponsor requirements. CLA’s grants team requests that faculty complete an InfoEd proposal record a minimum of seven business days before the sponsor deadline to allow sufficient time for internal College and OSP review. The review process checks that the application is complete, complies with the requirements of the sponsor and follows University policies. The review process aids the principal investigator in submitting a competitive proposal, increasing the chances of a successful application.

CLA grant support services

CLA grants services

  • Apprise faculty of funding opportunities
  • Proposal preparation
  • Budget development
  • Facilitation of subcontract and/or consultant agreements
  • Assistance with InfoEd
  • Assistance with sponsor application portals

OSP grants services

  • Training in using InfoEd
  • Training in preparing budgets
  • Reviews proposals for compliance with sponsor and University requirements
  • Submits proposals to sponsors on behalf of Principal Investigator (PI)
  • Post-award grants management

VPRI grants services

  • Technical editing and external reviews
  • Coordination for multi–PI and multi–institutional projects

Proposal development and submission