The Office of Research Services (ORS) provides in-person, online, and recorded training events for faculty and staff. The goal of these training opportunities is to provide information, examples, and other resources to assist researchers in developing more competitive proposals and growing the OU research enterprise.
Most of the training sessions offered through ORS are optional, however, there are a few research-related training events that are required for some OU employees.
Additional resources that contribute to creating a supportive research environment within the University, include the Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE), which supports program, idea, and proposal development, the CFE research curriculum plan, which lays out a progression of workshops and consultation events that will help you along each phase of your career, and the University Libraries (UL), which can assist in developing data management plans for proposals and identifying an appropriate data repository.
You can use the links within each description below to access a recording of the in-person session or webinar. For reference and convenience, we have also provided the presentation slides and contact information for each speaker.
The fundamentals training videos introduce the viewer to sponsors, proposals, and OU’s submission process. Whether you are a new researcher or just new to OU, use the links below to learn more about proposal development and submission at OU.
Explore common requirements, submission processes, and tips on avoiding pitfalls by reviewing the ORS training videos focused on federal sponsors.
Federal agencies often update their guidelines and requirements for research proposals. It is important for researchers to stay current on these Agency Updates to ensure compliance and to submit competitive proposals.
Submitting proposals to Non-Federal Sponsors involves a similar process to submitting proposals to federal sponsors, but there may be some differences in requirements and procedures.
Proposal budgets, which may include cost share, are essential components of grant proposals. ORS provides a basic overview for those new to Budget Preparation.
Learn more about the ORS Internal Systems used for managing proposals and awards and the dashboard used for retrieving sponsored research data.