Grants and Sponsored Research

The Office of Grants and Sponsored Research (OGSR) is the Pre-Award (proposal development through award) administration office providing services for all schools and units at St. John’s University. The OGSR provides guidance to help faculty and administration identify appropriate sponsors, interpret guidelines, develop budgets, and to ensure compliance with University and sponsor requirements. OGSR is responsible for coordination of the submission of sponsored project proposals on behalf of the University.

OGSR works closely with the Office of Business Affairs regarding post-award items, most importantly the financial management of sponsored projects. The Office also consults regularly with the Office of General Counsel, Biosafety, and the IRB on many items relating to the conduct of a sponsored project. OGSR also coordinates with the Office of Institutional Advancement regarding the submission of proposals to foundations and corporate sponsors.

The Office reports to the Office of the Provost, directly to Simon Moller, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Research. OGSR works to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, working closely with the Office of the Provost regarding institutional policy and procedures for the protection of human subjects, conflict of interest and misconduct in science, and supporting the University’s obligations under its Assurance covering the use of animals in research, along with other requirements imposed by federal, state and local regulatory agencies.

In addition, OGSR also provides researchers with services specific to the pre-award process such as Federal update sessions, conducts training on funding sources and the proposal submission process, new faculty orientation, coordinates electronic preparation and submission and administers the University’s Seed Grant/Venture Capital Fund competition, which is held annually with a proposal deadlines in the Spring.

This site offers researchers and administrators a convenient and user friendly way to retrieve information from the OGSR. In addition, to keep the University Community informed, the OGSR publishes updates on upcoming deadlines, funding opportunities and policy and procedural changes in the “What’s New” section in Faculty tools on St. John’s Central.

Office Location
Newman Hall, Room 108
Tel: 718-990-6276
Fax: 718-990-6020

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Closed Fridays during the summer months.