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Department of Animal Sciences


Proposal Development Resources

Resources about Sponsored Funding

Office of Research

Office of Sponsored Programs

Sponsored Programs Officers:

Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC) - Food, Ag & Environ College - Animal Sciences

Office for Business and Industry Contracts (OBIC) - Food, Ag & Environ College - Animal Sciences

About Funding

Data Gateway: USDA NIFA's database for recent awards; funding maps; funding knowledge areas, subjects of investigation, and fields of science; and award trends.

Percent Funded: see Funding Summary in Buckeye Box > Animal Sciences Employee Internal Resources >> Pre-award Resources

Proposal and Administrative Guides


NIFA Applications Guide (pdf), October 8, 2015 (included as Instructions under application Package in

NIFA Policy Guide

NIFA Award Terms and Conditions



Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures (PAPP) Guide, Part I - Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) & Part II - Award and Administration Guide (AAG), NSF 16-1 (January 2016), OMB Control Number 3145-0058

NSF FastLane: Proposal submission and award managment.

NSF Award Conditions



SF424 (R&R) Application Guide: General Application Guide SF-424

Award Conditions

Standard Due Dates for Competing Applications

Activity Codes

eRA Commons: Administration of grants


Resources for Proposal Development and Project Planning at The Ohio State University

eTools: Federal and OSU Office of Sponsored Programs

Developing Postdoctoral Mentoring Plans: Ohio State STEM Initiatives

The Art of Mentoring: OSU Life Sciences Network

NSF Post Doc Mentoring Plans: GDSU

Successful Assessment Methods and Measurement In Evaluation (SAMMIE): Ohio State University Extension

Evaluation Links: Ohio State University Extension, Program Development & Evaluation

Logic Models: Ohio State University Extension, Program Development & Evaluation

NIFA Centers of Excellence Guidance (pdf): OARDC

Center of Excellence: USDA NIFA

Data Management Plans: DMPTool (OSU supported)

Data Management Services: OSU University Libraries

NSF Data Management Plans examples: GDSU

NSF CAREER: Ohio State STEM Initiatives

NSF CAREER partnering: opportunities and help

NSF CAREER Awards: Project GRO

NSF Broader Impacts: Ohio State STEM Initiatives

Broader Impacts partners

NSF Funded Faculty Panel Discussion: Office of Research

Collaborations: Ohio State Library's Research Commons

EngageOSU: Ohio State Academic Analytics - search the entire scope of the OSU research experts

Pure Experts: Center for Clinical and Translational Science (expertise across all disciplines in the health sciences colleges and related departments at The Ohio State University and is linked to other expertise databases at other academic and research organizations across the country and around the world)

The Discovery Tool: Glenn School of Public Affairs  Battelle Center for Science and Technology

Industry Liaison Office (ILO)

Ohio State Centers

Collaboration Tools: Office of the Chief Information Office (OCIO)

Citation Management / Bibliographies: The Ohio State University Libraries

Scholarly Impact and Citation Analysis: OARDC Library

Impact measurement: Ohio State Library's Research Commons

Project Management resources: Center for Clinical and Translational Science (including examples: communication plan, issue management, risk assessment and mitiation plan, milestones/timelines, etc.)

Federal Public Access Initiatives: Ohio State Library's Research Commons blog

Scholarship Preservation: Ohio State's Knowledge Bank


Disseminating Your Work: Ohio State Library's Research Commons

Open Access Publishing: Ohio State Knowledge Bank Center

Technology Commercialization: Technology Commercialization Office (TCO)

Digital Content generation: Digital Union - Office of Distance Education and eLearning

Statistical Consulting Services (SCS): Department of Statistics

Subject Librarians: University Libraries

Webpage creation:

Centers, Labs

Campus Chemical Instrument Center (CCIC): Office of Research (state-of-the-art research facilities and support in the areas of nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, and proteomics)

Campus Microscopy & Imaging Facility (CMIF): Office of Research (confocal, light, scanning electron, and transmission electron microscopy)

Molecular and Cellular Imaging Center (MCIC): OARDC (services in microscopy [light, confocal, transmission and scanning electron microscopy], and in the area of genomics and molecular biology [small scale sequencing, genotyping, massive parallel sequencing])

STAR Lab: OARDC Service Testing and Research Lab (services in animal tissue analysis, manure & biosolids analysis, etc.)

Grant Development Support Unit (GDSU): Grant support provided through CFAES. Free resources available on website.

Resources about Research

Research Compliance: Office of Research Compliance

General Research Policies: Office of Research (Animal Care and Use, Biosafety, Conflice of Interest, Environmental Health and Safety, Human Subjects, Research Data, Research Misconduct, Sponsored Project Administation, Technology Commercialization, Use of Controlled Substances in Research)

IACUC, IRB, IBC: Office of Responsible Research Practices

Training Requirements: Office of Research, Office of Responsible Research Practice - human subjects protection, good clinical practices (GCP), responsible conduct of research (RCR), US export control regulation course, international research course

RCR - USDA NIFA: PDF; OSU College of Veterinary Medicine

RCR2 - USDA NIFA: Grant Development Support Unit

Intellectual Property: Office of Legal Affairs

Copyright: Ohio State Library Copyright Resources Center

Technology Commercialization Office (TCO)

Additional Resources

Additional resources have been collected on Buckeye Box and are available for Animal Sciences faculty and staff:  Animal Sciences Employee Internal Resources >> Pre-award Resources