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IPSR is a Green Office

Grant Support

IPSR provides wrap-around sponsored project support services for social scientists and policy-related researchers at the University of Kansas. Services include assistance with identifying, applying for, and managing external support for research.

Services provided generally fall into two categories, pre-award and post-award:

Identifying and Applying for Funding (Pre-Award Services)
  • Discuss research agenda
  • Identify funding opportunities
  • Assist with completing funding applications
  • Develop and review budgets
  • Review and edit proposal text
  • Guide proposals through KUCR for internal and external compliance
  • Copy, mail, or upload proposal
  • Track proposals
  • Developing plans for data management
For assistance with these services, contact Nancy Myers (

Post-Award Services
  • Negotiations
  • Publicity
  • Appointments
  • Space
  • Office equipment
  • Purchasing
  • Travel
  • Staff and student hiring
  • Budget management
  • Financial reporting
  • Rebudgeting
  • Subawards and contracts
  • Consultant agreements
  • No cost extensions
  • Liaison with KUCR for award administration
  • Conference and event planning
  • Computing and data services
  • Research dissemintation
For assistance with these services, contact Susan Mercer (

Sources of Research Funding

Other Grant-Related Resources

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