In order to support the University’s mission and stimulate ongoing research, the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) fosters the pursuit of external funding opportunities by providing oversight, training, and support to faculty and staff.
There are many training resources to learn more about how to apply for general or specific funding opportunities.
The below websites will take you to resources that might be helpful as you look to apply for external funding. In addition, we will begin offering training on campus in the coming months.
Francis Marion University has a campus license for the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) which is “dedicated to serving the training needs of colleges and universities, healthcare institutions, technology and research organizations, and governmental agencies, as they foster integrity and professional advancement of their learners.” Faculty and staff can sign-up with their institutional email account and receive training certificates in a variety of areas including conflicts of interest, responsible conduct of research, FERPA, wildlife research, IRB, and IACUC.
The PAPPG is updated yearly by the National Science Foundation and outlines what applicants need to know when applying for NSF funding. They offer an annual virtual grants conference, and past conferences and webinars can be accessed online.
HRSA has a variety of resources on their website including past conference call recordings, guides to managing your grant, and a workshop you can join.
SC Humanities has a free webinar that outlines the grant writing process. SC Humanities staff also offer to review a draft proposal as long as it is sent at least two weeks before the application deadline.
The South Carolina Arts Commission offers a variety of resources to potential grant applicants including monthly video conference sessions on a particular topic and one-on-one calls with grants staff.