Explore the Possibilities
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
In addition to providing grant development and management support, the Office of Research and
Sponsored Programs offers the following services:
Our web page, http://www.csuchico.edu/sp, lists regularly-updated funding opportunities and their
deadlines, as well as links to various government funding sources and their required forms. You can
also find commonly-needed information for grant and contract applications (also see pages 76 and 77
of this document) as well as budget development guidelines, and policy statements on proposal
routing and submission, human and animal welfare, conflicts of interest, copyrights and patents,
misconduct in research, indirect costs, travel and much more. Our Project Director’s Handbook is
available to inform you about your responsibilities for managing funded projects. We encourage you
to visit the Web site frequently to see what’s new in funding, project management, and other
Internal Grant Programs
RESP provides staffing and administrative support for CSU Research and Creative Activities,
Faculty Development, and CSU Summer Scholars Programs. Contact Diane M. Johnson, x6543 for
information. Application materials and deadlines can be found at our Web site. The Provost’s Office
administers the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CELT) grants. Contact Brenda
Martone at x6101 for more information.
Human Subjects Committee
For research projects involving human subjects or animals, guidelines, policies and forms are
available in the Human Subjects and Animal Care Office, Tehama Hall, Room 211. For further
information, call Diane Smith x4766 or contact John Mahoney, Chair, Human Subjects in Research
Committee and Animal Care and Use Committee, or visit the following Web site:
http://www.csuchico.edu/sp/ProjectManagement/index.htm. The e-mail address for Human Subjects
and Animal Care is HS&AC@csuchico.edu.
Intellectual property is addressed in terms and conditions negotiated by RESP when accepting an
award. For most awards, The CSU, Chico Research Foundation will retain ownership of intellectual
property developed through sponsored projects in order to avoid conflicting commitments to various
sponsors. In the case of patents, policy requires that The CSU, Chico Research Foundation retain
ownership unless the Provost approves a special waiver. Sponsor rights are protected through
appropriate licensing arrangements. For more information, contact Carol Sager x5700.
As with patents, The CSU, Chico Research Foundation prefers to retain ownership of copyrights. In
some instances, the Research Foundation will allow the sponsor to own the copyright deliverable
reports, while retaining the right of use for university purposes.
For policy statements on Copyrights, Patents, Conflicts of Interest, Misconduct in Research, and Travel,
In addition to regularly-scheduled workshops, upon request, RESP will conduct proposal writing
workshops, usually targeted to a specific college or department. Contact your development specialist
if you would like a presentation made to your college or department.
To help identify funders, RESP is a member of the web-based Sponsored Projects Information
Network (SPIN), which is keyword-coded to funding opportunities*. SPIN can be accessed through
the RESP web page: http://www.csuchico.edu/sp. At the SPIN site, faculty can also sign onto
SMARTS by entering information and keywords, allowing them to receive direct e-mail messages
concerning funding opportunities in their areas of interest. Additionally, RESP has links to a variety
of government internet-based funding sources and professional funding association Web pages.
*For a funding search form and more information about SPIN, SMARTS and GENIUS, see pages 59-63.