The Office of Grant and Research Development (OGRD) partners with faculty and staff to ensure proper submission of all proposals for external funding. OGRD manages the processing of all grant and contract agreements, provides tools and oversight for award management, and ensures compliance with all federal, state, and university regulations, policies, and procedures.

OGRD's vision is to create a culture where grant-seekers and project directors feel confident and supported in a community of peers. Our mission is to inspire, support, and supply EWU faculty and staff with the tools to pursue grants and research as a community of practice.

Seed Grant Opportunity for Faculty and Staff: Pre-Applications OPEN NOW for Summer 2024 Opportunity to Write and Develop Grant Proposals

Together with the Provost’s Office, the Office of Grant and Research Development (OGRD) has created the inaugural Summer Proposal Development Academy (SPDA) to build the capacity for EWU faculty and staff to write grant and contract proposals this Summer 2024. All EWU faculty and non-student staff may apply for this $5,000 opportunity.

Deadlines to Apply

  • Pre-applications are due March 25; The pre-application’s function is to help potential applicants (a) determine a funding opportunity; and (b) pre-determine logistics of course release/buy-out or job duties release/overtime (in case of a staff applicant).
  • If invited, full applications are due April 25

Click HERE to review the Request for Proposals (RFP) guidelines and pre-apply now. Note that we will be holding a webinar to discuss this program—dates and times are in the RFP.



Submission Policy

All proposals for external funding must be received by the OGRD at least 10 working days prior to the funder's deadline. Earlier communication may allow for phased deadlines.

Complex proposals or requests for consultation require additional time. Connect with us early and often!

Looking for guidance? Feel free to take a look at our Glossary or FAQ pages, or contact us at ogrd@ewu.edu or ext. 6567

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