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The Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships offers continuing education opportunities that help faculty navigate the research world and develop competitive grant proposals.


ORAP’s mission is to help faculty create successful grant applications and research programs. The following opportunities take place every year, and give faculty the resources needed to excel in their field of research.


Information Sessions

These weekly, hour-long classes are designed to assist you with all areas of research development. Topics include budget planning, broader impact opportunities, supplementary documents, research compliance, and more.


Find the upcoming classes by visiting our calendar. Sign up early as class space is limited.


Proposal Writing Workshops

Join ORAP proposal consultants Dr. Robert Finney, Dr. Becky James, and Maureen Bonnefin, CRA for a full day grant writing workshop on February 11th from 9am to 3pm in Vancouver. Learn how to become a more effective grant proposal writer through hands-on, interactive activities designed to create desire for your project. Preliminary data shows that attending ORAP’s grant writing courses significantly increases your award success rate.


Faculty interested in NSF CAREER proposals are highly encouraged to attend.


Faculty are given priority for these workshops, post docs are admitted as space permits. Unfortunately Skype and AMS are not available.


Please contact for more information.


Proposal Development Toolbox

Find helpful document templates and guidelines in our Proposal Development Toolbox.


Pivot Training

With Pivot, you can easily explore new avenues for funding, view funding opportunities uniquely matched to your area of research, and collaborate with colleagues. Please contact if you are interested in learning more about the Pivot funding database.