Whether you are new to grant writing or an experienced, funded researcher, the ORSP can provide the level of support you need. Below is a sampling of items the Office can assist with in the pre-award and post-award stages: The ORSP is responsible for the authorization, approval, and submission of college proposals for external support for research and most sponsored programs. We provide assistance to those submitting sponsored program applications for funding from city, state and federal sources; however, for help with non-research funding from private sources, please contact the Advancement Department.


  • Identifying potential funding sources
    • Government Sponsors
    • Private Sponsors
  • Assistance with Proposal Application
    • Reviewing/ editing proposal drafts
    • Budget creation and justification assistance
    • Routing and securing administrative approvals
    • Proposal Submission


  • Interpreting the Official Funding Notification
    • Reviewing the Notice of Award (gov) or Award Letter (private)
  • Program Management
    • Setting up a new account with the business office
    • Review of implementation plans
    • Inform PIs of relevant Whittier College policies
    • Personnel/New Hires
    • Reports
    • Progress & Financial
    • Financial Management
    • Tracking of grant expenditures
    • Ensuring compliance of Institutional and Federal policies
  • Requests for no-cost extensions
    • Closeout