Grants Development Office

Division of Research, Economic Development, & Graduate Education

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 Research, Economic Development & Graduate Education division (R-EDGE)

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 prepare 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.

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