The mission of the Contracts & Grants Office is to support and enhance faculty, researcher, and student research development, proposal preparation, award administration, and dissemination efforts; to promote awareness and observance of high standards for scientific, professional, and ethical practice in research; and to advance the visibility of research programs in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education.
The Office is located on the fourth floor, within the administrative offices of the Education Building.
The Contracts & Grants Office provides pre- and post-award support to researchers’ funded projects. Staff provide support in finding funding sources, developing proposals and budgets, and managing proposal submission and post-award finances, compliance and reporting. Staff arrange for meetings among researchers within the Gevirtz School, across campus and across the community to pursue collaborative proposal preparation. Also, staff assist in securing approval from the Human Subjects Committee for human subject protocols.
Additionally, the Office mentors new faculty in gaining support for their work by organizing proposal writing meetings and offering a program called CORE (Conversations on Research in Education) which allows faculty to present their work for feedback and organizes speakers to share information related to seeking, gaining, and managing research funding.
The Contract & Grants Office administers over $4 million dollars in awards from many different agencies. These include: the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Education, University of California Office of the President, the County of Santa Barbara, and numerous foundations.