Office of Sponsored Research
The primary focus of the Office of Sponsored Research is support for faculty research through sponsored projects from federal and state agencies and some non-profit organizations. The functions of our staff include pre-award support in grant-seeking, proposal development, budget development and submission preparation, post-award management of compliance and administrative/financial issues, oversight of subawards and contracts, and faculty mentorship in all areas of the life cycle of grant and fellowship awards. Please reach out to any of our staff at any stage of the funding process.
Franklin & Marshall faculty are active, productive researchers with a strong history of success competing for external grant support. Some recent sponsors of F&M faculty research include the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, NASA, American Chemical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Health.
In addition to the Office of Sponsored Research, faculty also receive support for external funding from corporate, foundation, and community sponsors through the Office of Advancement. For more information, please contact Kristen Kosa, Director of Corporate, Foundation & Community Partnerships.
Faculty Funding and Other Resources
The Office of Sponsored Research is committed to furthering the scholarly research and creativity of F&M's faculty through Internal, External, Fellowship and Leave funding opportunities.
Internal Funding Resources for Faculty
Information regarding internal funding sources, application process, and guidelines.READ MORE
External Funding Resources for Faculty
Information regarding F&M's external grant proposal process including Grant Proposal Preparation and Submission FAQs, Elements of a Grant Proposal, & Proposal Budget Development.READ MORE
Faculty Fellowship & Leave Funding Information
Information regarding opportunities for faculty to obtain fellowship and leave funding.READ MORE
Student Research Funding & Resources
(Internal & External)
Research Funding Opportunities for Students
The Committee on Grants (COG) fund provides students with supplemental funding for creative research projects in arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.READ MORE
Additional Funding Opportunities for Students
Information on additional internal and external funding opportunities for studentsREAD MORE
Human Subject & Animal Study Guidelines
Information regarding guidelines and research ethics involving human subjects or animals, Institutional Review Board (IRB), and Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC).READ MORE
See OSR Staff Areas of Expertise below. For a link to the staff directory page hosted by Franklin & Marshall College, click here.
Gretchen Meyers 717-358-4367 Director of the Office of Sponsored Research
and Associate Professor of Classics
Mentorship for faculty on research plans and strategy
Development and oversight of educational resources for grant-writers
Development and implementation of Institutional Grants-related Policies and Procedures
Andrea Sherman 717-358-4220
Senior Accounting Analyst
- Faculty liaison to Business Office
- Grants Portfolio Manager