The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) provides leadership and support to the University of Northern Colorado community in the acquisition and management of funding for research and scholarship, creative activities, instructional programs, and service and outreach activities. We strive to provide the highest quality service while protecting the interests and integrity of scholars and researchers, and of the University.

The Grant Spotlight


New Grant Writing Services
Available to UNC Faculty

UNC has contracted with the Hanover Research Grant Development Center, a leader in providing grant writing solutions to post-secondary institutions. The Hanover GDC's services include capacity building and pre-proposal services, proposal development, and proposal review and rewriting. More details are provided on the Hanover website.

The University's agreement with Hanover allows for one project to be actively pursued at a time. The Assistant Vice President for Research (AVPR) and Office of Sponsored Programs staff will manage a "queue" of projects to be undertaken by Hanover. Projects may include grants prospecting, training and workshops, and grant-seeking strategies, which will be organized and managed by the Office of Research and OSP. Additional projects will include Hanover working one-on-one with faculty members on proposal review/critiques and rewriting previously declined proposals.

Faculty members will be selected to work with Hanover and placed in the queue by the AVPR. The basis for selection may include, but is not limited to, the faculty member's: potential for significant external funding; commitment to provide Hanover with materials (e.g., draft of a proposal, copy of rejected proposal with reviewers' comments, draft of revised proposal) at least three to six weeks prior to a proposal's submission deadline; and project alignment with UNC's strategic goals.

Faculty members may indicate their interest in working with Hanover when submitting a Notice of Intent form.

Contact Arlene Hansen or Bob Houser for more information.