Project Support

IPSR provides wraparound sponsored project support services for social scientists and policy-related researchers at the University of Kansas. We assist researchers with finding and applying for funding and with managing sponsored projects.

Sponsored Projects

Sponsored projects
KU departments and schools represented among affiliates

Pre-award Services

Bring your research ideas to us, and we'll work together on potential funding strategies. When you're ready to work on a proposal, we'll support the process from start to finish. 

  • Discuss research agenda
  • Identify funding opportunities
  • Assist with funding applications
  • Develop and review budgets
  • Review and edit proposal text
  • Guide proposals through KUCR for internal and external compliance
  • Upload or mail proposals
  • Develop plans for data management
  • Track proposals


Research Development Resources

IPSR maintains a library of resources on research development and proposal-writing, ranging from general guidance to agency-specific templates and boilerplate language. Resources include:

  • Sample funded proposals
  • Agency panel reviews
  • Organizational tools
  • Document templates
  • Proposal graphic templates
  • Self-assessment guides
  • Writing tips
  • Budgeting tools


Post-award Services

We provide a wide range of post-award services, beginning with contract or grant agreement negotiation assistance. 

  • Publicity
  • Appointments
  • Space
  • Office equipment
  • Purchasing
  • Travel booking and reimbursement
  • 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 dissemination through events, social media, and publications


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Get started

Write us to learn more about how IPSR can support your work.

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