The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs has gathered the following resources that you can use as you develop your external grant proposals.

ORSP Resource Library

The ORSP has a Grant Resources Library for faculty and staff. You can browse the list of books and DVDs that are in our library. Once you have decided on an item, you can call us at 974-3492 or email us at to let us know what item you would like to check out. We can deliver the item to you via campus mail. You could also stop by our office (NUC 341) to look at our library or check out an item any time.

Access the ORSP Resource Library.

Council on Grantsmanship & Research

UCO is a member of the Council on Grantsmanship & Research (CGR). The group is open to all sponsored program officers at institutions of higher education in Oklahoma. ORSP staff and college facilitators actively participate in this state-wide group.  To learn more about CGR, view the CGR postcard or website.

Budget Development Guide

The ORSP has developed the following guide to provide information that will be helpful to you as you develop your grant budgets. Please note that this guide should be used as a reference document. Always format your budgets as indicated in the agency guidelines.

View the Budget Development Guide.

Proposal Development Guides

Below are some agency-specific guides that can assist you with developing your grant application.

National Science Foundation Grant Proposal Guide

National Institutes of Health: Writing Your Application

Useful documents

Here are some documents that might be useful as you develop the different components of your grant application.

Template Letter of Support

Template One-Year Budget

Template Multi-Year Budget

Sample Multi-Year Budget

Useful Guides

Below you will find guides that might be useful as you use the systems UCO has in place for searching for grant opportunities and submitting external grant applications.

SPIN User Guide

Cayuse User Guide User Guide

Useful Websites

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of Agriculture

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

U.S. Department of Defense

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