Work with and oversee the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) to sustain and improve all aspects of support for externally-funded projects and programs.
Facilitate training opportunities for more effective faculty grant applications.
Communicate clear expectations about grant applications and external funding at PSU.
Identify new opportunities for external funding.
Track and communicate to faculty external funding opportunities.
Facilitate faculty, staff, and student proposals for external funding.
Coordinate timely and high-quality response to funding opportunities.
Help faculty and staff with effective budgets, project timelines, and other aspects of effective funding applications.
Help ensure timely and effective grant reporting.
Bolster confidence in PSU’s capacity for managing external funding among funders and partners.
Clarify objectives and improve the workflow within the Office of Sponsored Programs.
Provide leadership and strategic goals for the office.
Clarify expectations for individual employees, implement employee work- plans; and improve daily decision-making processes.
Establish strategies for more effective workflow and collaboration within the office.
Improve communications between the office and the departments.
Clarify priorities within the office and for individual employees.
Establish strategic indicators and clear objectives for the office.
Establish strategic indicators to track successful external funding and research at PSU.
Improve documentation within the office to improve workflow and communications with other PSU departments.
Improve and expand communications about research at PSU.
Showcase faculty, staff, and student research through web-based communications and social media, brownbag discussions, lectures, and conferences.
Identify and communicate opportunities for collaborative research endeavors among faculty, staff, students on campus; scholars at other colleges and universities; and other external partners.
Support PSU colleges, departments, and centers in their efforts to expand research efforts.
Communicate with deans, chairs, and directors about opportunities.
Provide support and training for administrative support staff in their efforts to effectively manage external funding.
Work with the offices of the President, Provost, University Relations, and Public relations to improve and expand communication about faculty research and expertise, and raise the profile of research on campus.
Increase direct student involvement in grant writing and research, which will include student assistants, interns, and students in specific courses (e.g. Community Research Experience, Nonprofit Management, and Technical Writing).
Coordinate with the Vice President for Finance and Administration, Administrative Business Operations, and Purchasing Office to ensure effective support for sponsored projects and programs.
Learn from other institutions and communicate “best practices” and “lessons learned” to PSU researchers and administrators.