Post-Award Administration

Let's Get Funding!

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The Grants Development Office (GDO) is an academic support office within the University's Office of Research and Economic Development.

GDO provides information, guidance, and services to Cal Poly faculty, administrators, and senior staff engaged in extramurally funded research, curriculum development, and community service projects:

  • to identify sources of funding;
  • to counsel faculty on the preparation of competitive proposal narratives;
  • to assist in the logistics of large-scale interdisciplinary proposals;
  • to budget proposals;
  • to prepare required sponsors' forms and assurances;
  • to liaise with appropriate human subjects, animal subjects, conflict of interest and environmental safety committees;
  • to identify intellectual property issues; and
  • to reproduce and deliver proposals.

GDO represents the University to sponsors in the preparation, delivery and revision of proposals for funding:

  • to identify and interpret sponsors' guidelines and regulations; and
  • to revise awards.

GDO coordinates with academic departments, colleges and centers:

GDO coordinates with the Cal Poly Corporation:

  • to ensure compliance with University, sponsor and Corporation policy on procedures for cost principles and contractual obligations.

Please contact us for more information or assistance.

Grants 2.0 Workshop

Turn Your Good Idea into a Great Proposal -- Are you interested in obtaining funding for research, but aren't quite sure how to get started? Have you submitted a proposal and had it rejected? Have you received difficult comments from reviewers and would like help responding professionally and effectively? Save the date!

Workshop on January 22

Training Available

Training Modules Available for Animal Subjects, Human Subjects, and Ethical Conduct in Research

CITI Program

SPIN Database for Funding Opportunities

Cal Poly faculty, students, and staff can search the SPIN database for funding opportunities. Contact the Grants Development Office for assistance.

More on SPIN.