Grant Opportunities for Oklahoma Higher Education
Coordination for grant writing and external funding technical assistance...an information resource for Oklahoma higher education grant writers
What is the goal?
The mission of the OSRHE coordinator for grants and external funding technical assistance will be to enhance a robust grants culture in the Oklahoma higher education system, providing direct services to the agency, the regional universities and the two-year colleges.
How can the State Regents' technical assistance help me?
In order to enhance a robust grants culture in the Oklahoma higher education system, services of training, grant source researching, proposal development, partnerships and collaboration development, and grant writing assistance can be provided to the regional universities and two-year colleges with need for such services. Training may include information specific to a particular grant source, general grant writing skills or specific topics such as:
- Tips for Grant Writing
- Plain English Initiative
- Myths of Grant Writing
- Grant Management
- Grant Evaluation
- Responding to an RFP
- Budget Development
- Indirect Costs
- Using OneNet Technology to Enhance Research and Program Grants
Assistance for applying for funds distributed directly from the State Regents, such as No Child Left Behind and Summer Academies, will be offered to all interested applicants directly from the program directors.
What information is available?
A regular newsletter with grant source information, progress reports for the state, spotlights of institutions with ongoing grants and grant award announcements will be sent to subscribers. To become a subscriber, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting the Grants E-Letter. Add your topic of interest to the request for targeted searching.
What can I learn?
Training may be individualized for your campus or be offered centrally for multiple groups. Training may include:
- Visits by the grants coordinator to institutions to meet leaders and writers
- Specific skill-training sessions
- Target-audience presentations
- Target-grant source presentations
- Small group specialized training
- Q&A sessions
What help is available?
Perhaps the most valuable service that might be provided by the State Regents is facilitation of partnerships and collaborations. Institutions seeking partnering institutions for grant proposals may find it helpful to seek information from a central statewide resource. Facilitation may include:
- Statewide institutional grant resource people network
- Grant writing mentor search
- Grant proposal previewer search
- Partner facilitation
- Data search and retrieval
- Facilitation of planning and brainstorming
- Grant resource search
- Grant availability announcements
- Statewide grant project information
- Expert identification
Information about grant projects in progress will be provided in the Web newsletter. If you want to know who has strengths in what area, just scan the list of articles about grant projects across Oklahoma. This will provide an accessible method of finding collaborative partnerships to complement your institution’s strengths.
Linda Mason, Ed.D.
Coordinator for Grants and External Funding Assistance
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
655 Research Parkway, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104