Stetson University

Grants, Sponsored Research, and Strategic Initiatives

The primary role of the Office of Grants, Sponsored Research, and Strategic Initiatives is to support the university's faculty and student research, scholarships, and strategic projects (e.g., campus-wide initiatives). The office assists faculty, students, and staff in their efforts to achieve funding. We research and identify funding opportunities including government, private foundations, and corporate entities. Our goal is to develop a university culture that encourages, supports, and advances grant seeking and success.

We can assist with:

  • Researching and identifying funding opportunities, developing and reviewing proposals, interpreting guidelines, and contacting and establishing relationships with grant-making organizations, including assistance if and when contacting a program officer is appropriate.
  • Creating collaborative opportunities between university departments

Whatever your research needs, we can help. We will run searches any time you are looking for a particular grant opportunity.

If you're starting work on a proposal to an outside entity such as a foundation or government agency, start by completing the External Grant Form or contacting the grants office for any assistance you might need.

Carol G. Buckels, Director


Grants Writing and Management Classes Available

Grant Writing USA will present two-day grants writing and management classes throughout the nation over the coming months. These trainings are applicable to nonprofit agencies and organizations applying for and receiving grants across all disciplines. You'll learn how to write grants and stay in compliance once you receive an award. Please contact the Grants Office if you plan to attend one of these classes. AND We may have funds to help offset some of your registration fee and expenses.

NSF Video Tutorial Now Available

On Wednesday, May 21, NSF released a video tutorial on's feature to capture citations in annual and final project reports through the uploading of a BibTeX file. This tutorial walks awardees through the creation and uploading process of a BibTeX file to a project report via

» View the tutorial or Visit

Grant Opportunities

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites and Supplements

The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research:

  1. REU sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome.
  2. REU supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects.

Undergraduate student participants in either REU sites or REU supplements must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.

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