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upResearch Support – General

We facilitate and provide administrative oversight for research and grant issues.

  • Conflict of Interest Disclosure
    Conflict of Interest (COI) disclosures need to be done yearly for all faculty, and the Human Sciences Research & Graduate Studies Office facilitates the process.  The COI policy and required forms are available here.
  • Research Compliance (IRB, IACUC)
    The Human Sciences Research & Graduate Studies Office assists faculty, students and staff in obtaining the necessary approvals to ensure compliance with all federal, state and University regulations governing the responsible conduct of research.

    Institutional Review Board (IRB): For research involving human subjects, please refer to the IRB Office for information regarding required investigator training and application forms. Applications require the signatures of the PI(s) of the research and the PIs' advisor, if they are students.

    Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC): All animal research, teaching, research training, and testing must be approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).  Please refer to the IACUC Office for information regarding required investigator training and application forms.

  • Research Start-up Support
    Internal funds for research start-up are often provided for new Human Sciences faculty.



  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
    Oklahoma State University has a policy requiring degree-seeking graduate students, postdoctoral fellows/ associates, and undergraduate students who are engaged in research to receive appropriate, institutionally-endorsed education and training in the responsible conduct of research.  For additional information on the university policy please refer to the university’s RCR website.  In addition to the university policy, in recent years funding agencies (e.g., NSF, USDA-NIFA) have enacted new policies that require everyone conducting research to receive training in core areas of RCR.  An online RCR training course (provided by CITI) is available to OSU faculty, students and staff.

upPre-Award Support

We provide support and guidance for preparation of applications for external funds to support research.

  • Proposal Preparation
    Proposal preparation and submission in Human Sciences typically follows this process:  PI meets with Department Head/School Director to discuss the proposed research; PI makes intent known to R&GS Office; required agency forms are prepared by R&GS Office with university and college information; budget is developed; proposal is routed (must include final budget and project abstract) for necessary college and university signatures, including institutional approval by VPR; PI completes technical content; submission.

    PI responsibilities:
    -Identify the most likely sponsor/funding agency
    -Discuss planned effort with Department Head/School Director
    -Make submission intent known to R&GS Office
    -Prepare the proposal content

    R&GS support:
    -Provide information on potential sponsors and funding opportunities
    -Prepare agency forms and provide university information as required by the sponsor
    -Prepare the budget in the format required by the sponsor
    -Review the final proposal
    -Route for necessary signatures within the College and University (see OSU Routing Flow Chart)
    -Submit the proposal

  • Proposal Submission
    Proposals for external research funding are submitted by OSU (via the Human Sciences R&GS office), not by the PI. Oklahoma State University requires that all proposals receive institutional approval prior to formal submission.  The College facilitates this approval process.  Faculty must submit all proposals and awards through the College's Research & Graduate Studies Office to avoid contractual and budget problems prior to submission.

  • Contract Development
    When a proposal becomes funded the Human Sciences Research & Graduate Studies Office will assist PI with contract negotiations, including reviewing the new grant/contract for adherence to University policies and procedures.

upPost-Award Support

We provide support and resources for post-award administration activities.

  • Post-award Administration
    Post-award administration of a sponsored research project typically involves financial management, allowable costs, cost sharing, sub-award agreements, audits, and project close out procedures.  The Human Sciences Research & Graduate Studies Office works along with support staff from the PI’s department/school to provide support in these areas.

    PI responsibilities:
    -Meet the ethical and regulatory requirements for the responsible conduct of research.
    -Obtain necessary certifications and assurances (e.g., human subjects protection, animal care, hazardous chemicals) to conduct the research
    -Adhere to university, state, and sponsoring agency policies regarding the administration of the research.
    -Notify the department/school any time there is a change in personnel so that appropriate forms can be processed.
    -Verify personnel time and effort (monthly).
    -Review monthly financial statements for verification of expenses.
    -Complete reports (e.g., progress, final) required by agency

    Department/School support:
    -Maintain financial records of account expenditures and balances
    -Monitor all project expenditures to avoid deficit spending and to ensure expenditures are appropriate
    -Answer budget questions
    -Issue monthly financial statements to the project PI

    R&GS support:
    -New Account Creation: When a proposal is funded, the Human Sciences Research & Graduate Studies Office will acquire and provide the PI an assigned account number.  After receiving this account number the investigators can make charges on the project.
    -Subcontract Negotiations: If your project includes subcontracted services to an outside entity, the Human Sciences Research & Graduate Studies Office will help with subcontract negotiations.
    -Project Changes: If the PI determines that project revisions are necessary (e.g., revised statement of work, budget modifications, time extensions), the Human Sciences Research & Graduate Studies Office will assist with contract modifications and extensions.
    -Financial Oversight:  The Human Sciences Research & Graduate Studies Office provides oversight for allowable (vs. unallowable) charges given agency and budget requirements, monitors appropriate use of purchases, and initiates budget corrections.
    -Audits of Project Accounts: If a project is audited, the Human Sciences Research & Graduate Studies will facilitate and serve as a liaison between the university’s Grants and Contracts Financial Administration (GCFA) Office and the auditing agency.
    -Progress and Final Reports to Funding Agency: The Human Sciences Research & Graduate Studies Office will submit copies of agency reports (technical and financial) to the university’ Grants and Contracts Financial Administration (GCFA) Office.
    -Project Closeout Procedures: The Human Sciences Research & Graduate Studies Office facilitates project closeout issues between the PI and the university’s Grants and Contracts Financial Administration (GCFA) Office.


upOklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station

The Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station (OAES) funds faculty researchers in three colleges at Oklahoma State University, including the College of Human Sciences, as well as research and outreach centers across the state.  This research supports Oklahoma’s agricultural and natural resource industries, as well as improving the quality of life of Oklahomans through human nutrition, health, human development and family resilience, consumer issues, and community development.

Each year, usually in September, the Human Sciences Research & Graduate Studies Office calls for pre-proposals from Human Sciences faculty for OAES funding to support small 2-year research projects.   Upon review by committee, the selected pre-proposals must be approved by the OAES Associate Director before being developed into full proposals.  Once the researcher develops the full proposal, it is sent out for external peer review.  Upon receipt of favorable external review, any necessary revisions are made and then the proposal is submitted to the OAES Associate Director for approval.  New projects typically begin in August.

Current and recent Human Sciences research projects funded by OAES:

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upGeneral Resources

  • Electronic Proposal Submission Sites
    FastLane: National Science Foundation
    Grants.gov:  Federal Agency Grants
    OK Grants:  The system for OCAST and other state agencies


upOur Staff and How to Contact Us

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(Associate Dean)

139 Human Sciences
744-1744

~ Conflict of interest
~ IRB applications
~ Research start-up support
~ OK Agriculture Experiment Station projects

Susan Muench
(Accountant, Research Support- Post Awards)

139 Human Sciences 744-9768

~ Imprest cash for payments to human subjects
~ Post-award issues (new account creation, financial oversight, allowable charges, budget corrections)
~ Progress reports to funding agencies
~ Distribution of F&A to faculty/department/college

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(Manager, Research Support – Pre Awards)

138 Human Sciences 744-8558

~ Pre-award issues (funding opportunities, proposal and budget development, proposal submission, and contract negotiations)