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.


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.   


Faculty Fellowship & Leave Funding Information

Information regarding opportunities for faculty to obtain fellowship and leave funding. 


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.


Additional Funding Opportunities for Students

Information on additional internal and external funding opportunities for students


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).


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