Funding Opportunities

External Funding

OFRSP is here to help SSU faculty and staff secure funding for research, creative, and educational projects. If you are seeking resources from external (off campus) funding sources, we can:

  • Help identify suitable sponsors - see the OFRSP Funding Sources Links page, or contact us for a customized search of funding opportunities;
  • Assist with proposal development;
  • Provide guidance on University policies regarding grants and contracts;
  • Route proposals through the SSU endorsement process.

Please note that all proposals for external funding must be routed for SSU institutional endorsement before submission. See OFRSP’s Proposal Process Routing Procedures for details.

Post-Award Support for External Grants & Contracts

SSU’s Administration and Finance Division handles post-award administration of externally funded grants and contracts.

For questions regarding the fiscal administration of awarded grants and contracts, please contact:

Gabrielle UtaridInterim Senior Director for the Office of Faculty Research & Sponsored Programs
Phone: (707) 664-3972

For questions regarding job classifications and recruitment of staff for grant and contract funded projects, please contact:

Xiaodong Zhu, HR Manager
Phone: (707) 664-2913

Internal Funding

The Faculty Subcommittee on Sponsored Programs (FSSP), a subcommittee of the Academic Senate, administers SSU’s internal grant programs with support from OFRSP.

Current FSSP Membership
Name School, Department
Matthew Clark (Chair) Social Sciences - Geography
Sean Place Science and Technology - Biology
Edward Lyon Education - Curriculum Studies and Secondary Education
Astha Sen Business and Economics - Economics
Emily Clark Arts and Humanities - Modern Languages
Deborah A. Roberts Ex Officio Member - Faculty Affairs
Gabrielle Utarid Administrative Representative - OFRSP


The FSSP currently oversees several internal award programs:

Check the links on this page for updated program details and submission guidelines.

Post-Award Support for Internal Grants

Under the direction of the Faculty Subcommittee on Sponsored Programs, OFRSP administers Mini-Grants, Summer Fellowships, and President's Award of Excellence in coordination with Administration and Finance and the various school administrative managers.

For questions regarding the fiscal administration, reporting requirements, and the hiring student assistants for internally funded grant projects, please call Nicole Ream at (707) 664-4423 or email