What are sponsored programs?
Sponsored programs include research, public service, instruction, and other scholarly activities. Sponsored programs are funded by external organizations via grants, contracts or cooperative agreements. The OSP is responsible for administrating all sponsored programs at Winston-Salem State University. For assistance in determining whether an opportunity or activity is a “sponsored program,” see Defining Sponsored Programs.
Mission and Goals
The mission of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is to provide leadership, information, and technical assistance to faculty and staff in obtaining external funds to engage in scholarly activities (research, public service, instruction, etc.) The goals of the OSP include the following:
- Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of research and sponsored program activities;
- Increase sponsored programs productivity for the entire university; and
- Provide comprehensive support services for sponsored program development and administration.
Pre-award services are invaluable services offered to WSSU faculty and staff interested in pursuing financial resources from extramural funding agencies. Pre-award staff members also help identify and determine eligibility for grants and other awards in addition to assisting PIs with proposal and budget development.
Post-award administration contains guidelines, policies and procedures, and forms needed to administer an award from inception and throughout the life of the project. This section also contains the internal closeout process with forms needed to formally closeout a project within 90-days after its end date
A primary goal of the Office of Sponsored Programs is to educate the Winston-Salem State University's research community about regulatory requirements and ethical standards governing research. Principal investigators are responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations and policies.
The monthly proposal report shows the developed proposals that have been submitted to various granting agencies through the Office of Sponsored programs. This report also shows the comparison between current and previous fiscal years.
FY 2018 (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018)
FY 2017 (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)
The monthly awards report shows the approved proposals that have received funding to WSSU researchers. This report also shows the comparison between current and previous fiscal years.
FY 2018 (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018)
FY 2017 (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)
Research Administration Management System & eSubmission. RAMSeS at WSSU offers electronic proposal and signatory routing; a web based portal allowing campus users to access research data, and the ability to generate reports. Electronic routing will:
- eliminate the need for proposals to be “walked” around campus;
- allow users and approvers to utilize a status checker function to view approval routes and status of submissions;
- allow approvers to add comments as they approve/reject a submission; and
- enable users to upload attachments such as budgets to be reviewed by approvers.
RAMSeS delivers cutting-edge technology to the research community, enabling faculty research administrators to manage research more efficiently and effectively than ever before. RAMSeS can be accessed from any location using your WSSU User ID and Password. RAMSeS is also a robust database which includes over three decades of data proposal and award data. Formatted and/or ad/hoc reports will be available from your computer.
RAMSeS is the official electronic file for every proposal and award within the UNC system. Therefore, paper documents that typically were placed in files should be uploaded into RAMSeS in the proper section. Having everything in RAMSeS allows anyone to access proposal and or award documents from anywhere at any time as needed.
The most common attachments by type are:
Proposals should have:
- The proposal as it was submitted to the agency
- Agency guidelines
- Any relevant IRB documents
- Budget information
- Subcontract information
- Relevant communication
- Any other campus required document(s)
Awards should have:
- The award document from the agency
- Any email or written communication regarding the award
- Award budget revisions
- Progress reports
- Amendments or modifications to the award
Award Projects should have:
- Each award project shows at, the attachments uploaded to each award, and the proposal associated with the award project
- Any no cost extension documents
- Closeout documents
- Final reports
- PI changes (if applicable)
- Any other relevant award project information
It is imperative that documents be loaded into RAMSeS beginning with the proposal submission. Once a proposal is awarded and those documents are uploaded, there is a complete electronic record of attachments that can be accessed from the award project attachment tab.
The RIP Awards are designed for faculty to seek funding to jumpstart a line of research or for established faculty to investigate a new line of research. RIP awards are designed for projects that are likely to result in a peer-reviewed publication, external funds, or other creative discipline-specific academic products.
Awards can be up to $10,000. Only research-related expenses will be allowed. Examples of allowable expenses include equipment, equipment maintenance, stipends to support technical personal and< undergraduate research assistants, supplies, and travel associated with conducting the research (such as traveling to interview research subjects). Faculty stipends, professional dues, and travel for conferences/professional development will not be permitted.
All RIP awards are for a 1 year fixed term (June 1 - May 31). A one-time, no-cost extension may be granted. Requests for extensions must be submitted in writing to the RIP Committee by April 30. Any remaining balance at the end of the award period will be forfeited and returned to WSSU. The PI of the project is responsible for monitoring and maintaining the project budget at all times.
Submit proposals to The Office of Sponsored Programs via RAMSeS (Research Administration Management System and electronic Submission), by March 16th, 2018. Contact Dr. Aaron Keith McCullough at 336-750-2606 or email@example.com for assistance with RAMSeS.
For more details please read the RIP Guidelines .
- Notice of Intent to Submit
Due: January 22, 2018
For Solicitation Number, use RIP 2017, WSSU is the sponsor, and RIP as the Program Name
Due: March 16th, 2018
Review of Proposals will take place on April 16th, 2018
- Awards will be announced on April 26th, 2018
This seminar covers the basic submission processes required to submit a proposal for funding.
The Research Administration Management System & eSubmission (RAMSeS) online database seminar
will show participants the functionality of RAMSeS as it relates to the proposal submission process.
Developing a Budget and Budget Justification
This seminar explains the importance of developing a budget and budget narrative in terms of
achieving the need of the proposed research.
Registering in Grants.gov
This video demonstrates the steps required to register to submit proposals with Grants.gov.
Preparing an NSF Proposal in Fastlane
This session covers the Fastlane proposal submission system used to prepare and submit grant applications electronically to the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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and local communities. Program Officer Victoria Sams discusses NEH’s Dialogues on the Experience of
War Program and other NEH opportunities.
Finding Success with NIH AREA (R15) Grants
This webinar provided an overarching view of the Academic Research and Enhancement Award
(AREA) program within the NIMHD and best practices for submitting a competitive proposal.
How Research Offices Can Approach NSF Broader Impacts Requirements
This presentation highlights the current state of Broader Impacts (BI) among researchers and
institutions and best practices for approaching BI requirements in NSF applications.
Finding Success with an NIH R01
This webinar provides insight on the presenters experiences and best practices with trying to obtain an