Office of Sponsored Projects

Training and Professional Development

The OSP hosts Brown Bag discussions on specific grant topics that are open to all Washburn University faculty, staff, and students. By request, OSP can provide small group project-specific or individualized grant proposal assistance. Periodically, OSP will host an intensive training to draft an actual proposal and develop a project plan for completion and submission. Refer to the Upcoming Events to find out about the next training. To schedule a small group or individualized session with the OSP, please contact Debra Mikulka. 


Grant Development Checklists and Power Point trainings are being developed for a variety of topics. While the specific requirements for each grant opportunity can vary greatly, these checklists can help guide the preparation of your proposal. If there are specific topics not listed for which you would like more information, please inform the Office of Sponsored Projects. 

Current trainings:

  • Searching for Grants (PDF):
         Where to locate public and private grants
         How to navigate and FOUNDATION Search
         What to look for in grant guidelines
         How to determine eligibility
         How to determine the timeline for completing a proposal
  • Selecting the Right Grant (PDF):
         Narrowing grant opportunities to match your project
         Assessing agency giving history and interest areas
         When to contact the funding agency
         Planning for future projects

Upcoming trainings:

  • Writing the Grant:
         What makes a project competitive
         How to develop the project scope
         Identifying collaborative partners
         Defining project goals, objectives, methods, evaluation measures, and budgets
  • Proposal Submission:
         Routing the proposal through the Internal Approval process at WU
         When to expect the award notification
         What to do while you wait for notification
  • Grant Award Management:
         Managing budget and allowable costs
         Subaward management
         Reporting and auditing expectations
         Washburn University guidelines, policies, and procedures

Other Grant Resources