The Westfield State Foundation announces over $225,000 in scholarship aid for the 2019-2020 academic year. Apply here


OGSP Procedures and Resources

Grant Proposal Submission Process

All grant proposals at WSU go through a submission process to ensure that all relevant WSU departments know about the proposal and that all proposals comply with WSU and funder policies and procedures.  Click on the link below for a proposal flowchart.

Proposal Flowchart

CFDA Numbers

To be able to search on a grant search service like SPIN, or to look up opportunities on, you will need to know the CFDA number of the type of research you are interested in.  Click here for a CFDA Subject Index.

An OGSP Research Administration Mini-Lexicon

CFDA Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
COA Conflict of Interest
IACUC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
IHE Institutions of Higher Education
IRB Institutional Review Board (for Human Subjects)
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
NIH National Institutes of Health
NSF National Science Foundation
PI Primary Investigator
PUI Primarily Undergraduate Institutions
RA Research Administration
RFP Request for Proposal


Most forms related to the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs are now available on Odyssey in the WSU web portal.  Log in to the WSU web portal, and go to the Employee Resource tab.  Under Odyssey, click on "Academic Affairs" and when the Group Files window opens, click on "Grants/Sponsored Programs" under Academic Affairs.

Information about the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs is available on the Faculty tab in the WSU web portal.  Alternatively, click on the link below for a handout explaining what the role of the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs is:

OGSP Handout

To receive information and grant opportunities specific to your interests, please complete the following survey and return it to the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs.  The survey is in MS Word format.  You may complete the form electronically and send it to

Faculty Interest Survey

Below is Westfield State University's Policy on Grants from Off-campus Sources: