External Grants     

In an era of ever stricter and more limited budgetary times in higher education, external grants play an increasingly important role in bringing in new sources of funds to supplement UCO's educational mission, to attract, retain and develop faculty, improve faculty relations, purchase equipment and fund valuable research, creative and scholarly activities.

The Office of Research & Grants (OR&G) oversees all aspects of the pre-award grant process to federal, state, and local agencies, with the exception of agencies that require a 501(c)(3) nonprofit status to apply.

OR&G Services

As part of promoting transformational learning, the OR&G assists faculty and staff through the process of identifying, developing, and submitting a grant proposal. Our services include:

  • Assistance with proposal preparation processes and procedures
  • Assistance with proposal development
  • Guidance for budget preparation
  • Guidance for ensuring compliance with agency guidelines
  • Obtaining institutional approval
  • Submission of electronic proposals to federal agencies through Grants.gov

External Grant Submissions by Fiscal Year 

In Fiscal Year 2012-2013, UCO received $3,981,456 from external funding agencies and submitted 82 proposals.

Dollar Amount Awarded by Type of Agency and Fiscal Year

12-13 Graph of UCO Grant Awards 

View the UCO Factbook External Grants Funded 2007 - 2012 to learn more about UCO's external submission trends.

PDF: 2013-2014 External Grant Recipients

PDF: 2014-2015 External Grant Recipients


Kudos Wei Chen

Dr. Wei R. Chen, Assistant Dean of the College of Mathematics and Science and Professor of Engineering and Physics was recently awarded a US patent, titled "Immunologically Modified Carbon Nanotubes for Cancer Treatment."  This is Dr. Chen’s seventh US patent, but the first one filed through UCO.

Dr. Chen has been recognized by many national and international research organizations for his ongoing research on novel therapies for late-state metastatic cancers. His research has been supported by numerous private, state, and federal grants, including a current R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  He continues to engage many UCO students in his ongoing research.  Congratulations to Dr. Chen.

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