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Grants & Research Administration

Funding from corporations, foundations and federal and state agencies contribute significantly to faculty and undergraduate research, scholarships, internships, capital improvements, and equipment acquisitions, as well as to endowments for these and other purposes. The breadth and scope of grants funding is expected to continue increasing rapidly as Furman strengthens its position as one of our nation’s premier baccalaureate liberal arts institutions.

The grants website will provide the university community with the following information:

  1. A list of key staff members involved with Grants and Sponsored Programs
  2. University and federal regulations for proposal submissions
  3. Information on potential sources of grants funding and links to search databases and federal agency sites
  4. Information on proposal preparation, developments within the public and private grants-awarding communities, etc.

This website is a broad-based informational resource designed to meet the needs and expectations of Furman’s faculty and staff. Grants Administration is a full-service department.  Although faculty are requested to write or draft their own project proposals, we will review and edit, assist with adherence to guidelines, search for likely funding opportunities, and submit the final proposal from the Grants Office.  Faculty who intend to submit proposals to federal agencies will need to be registered by the Grants Office on the eRA Commons and/or on National Science Foundation’s Fastlane in order to apply for a federal grant.


This page lists some of the major federal funding agencies as well as some other major sources of non-federal funding.

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Cost Principles

The new guidance, which affects all federally funded grants and contracts, took effect on December 26, 2014.​

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Clearance & Review Form

View our clearance form.

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The Office of Grants and Research Administration maintains a variety of databases and informational resources on federal and state funding agencies, corporations and philanthropic foundations.

View our resources

Financial Conflict of Interest

In accordance with federal requirements, Furman University will establish and administer a financial disclosure policy for investigators, and a program for training investigators on that policy.

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Significant Financial Interest Disclosure Form

The University uses your responses on this form to determine whether any of your significant financial
interests represent a financial conflict of interest.

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Awarded Fellowships

View faculty who have received fellowships.

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Research with Humans & Nonhumans

Federal guidelines now require that each institution engaged in research involving human subjects establish an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to review and approve such research projects.

Read our guidelines

NSF Grant Guide Revisions

National Science Foundation (NSF) officers stress two main points that PIs must adhere to when submitting grant proposals.

View the stress points


It is necessary that all grant applications to foundations, corporations, and government agencies be channeled through the Office of the Grants Administrator.

Read up on our policies for grants


If you have a question, contact us.

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Research Integrity & Compliance

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training is one aspect of Furman’s commitment to maintaining the highest possible standards for integrity among its entire research community, including students, faculty, and staff.

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