Searching for Funding

The OSP offers one-on-one guidance in searching for potential external sponsors. We subscribe to several funding opportunities publications that can help your search.

Grants Resource Center

The Grants Resource Center (GRC) is a subscription service offered by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). GRC publishes regular newsletters that feature upcoming grant opportunities. You may also use the GrantSearch database to search for funding opportunities in your field. The GRC site is password protected. Email the OSP to find out the user ID and password for Agnes Scott College. allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. The site is an access point for more than 1000 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies.

Foundation Center

The mission of the Foundation Center is to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects.

Start Developing Your Proposal

At the pre-award stage, the OSP staff is happy to review rough drafts of proposals and discuss the proposal and budget development with you. Let us help you outline a proposal draft or make improvements on an existing proposal. At this stage, we will work with you to plan target dates for completing parts of the proposal.

Steps in Developing a Proposal

Parts of a Proposal

Budget Development


Post Award

The Office of Sponsored Programs negotiates and approves grant and contract awards, authorizes setting up a College account, informs PIs of terms and conditions of awards, negotiates and issues subawards from ASC grants to other institutions and organizations, approves all post-award budget modifications, negotiates funding extensions, and assists PIs with final closeout of their awards.

Notifications of declined proposals are sometimes received by this office and sometimes are sent directly to the project director. Please contact us when you receive any official correspondence related to a proposal you have submitted. Not only will it assist us in maintaining accurate records, but we can also provide a follow-up consultation when a proposal has been denied funding. We can assist you in obtaining (and interpreting) reviewers' comments and revising your proposal for resubmission.

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