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 2014-2015, UCO received $9,832,186 from external funding agencies.

2014-15 Fiscal Year Graph

PDF:  Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2015-2016 External Grant Winners

PDF: Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2014-2015 External Grant Winners

PDF: Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2013-2014 External Grant Winners

Patents at UCO

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Wei Chen — Wei Chen, Ph.D., was awarded recently a U.S. patent titled "Immunologically Modified Carbon Nanotubes for Cancer Treatment." This is his seventh patent and the first one filed through UCO. Chen is assistant dean of the College of Mathematics and Science and professor of Engineering and Physics.

Jicheng Fu

Jicheng Fu — Jicheng Fu, Ph.D., associate professor of Computer Science, was awarded recently a U.S. patent titled "Intelligent Apparatus for Providing Personalized Configuration of Wheelchair Tilt and Recline." This is his first patent filed through UCO.

UCO External Award Kudos

Congratulations to Victoria Arnold, Program Director for Student Support Services in the Academic Advisement Center.  

UCO Unmatched in the Nation Following Sixth Student Support Services Grant

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US Department Of Education Awards $7.7 Million Grant to UCO. The grant is set to fund UCO’s Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR) program.  Jeff King, Ed.D., is the grant’s lead researcher and Executive Director of Central’s Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning.

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Newly awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Principal Investigator Evan Lemely, director of the UCO Center for Research and Education in Interdisciplinary Computation (CREIC).

 New supercomputer will power education and research across Oklahoma

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US Department of Education Awards $5 Million 'GEAR UP' Grant to UCO.  The grant will serve 899 low-income students from high-poverty, low-performing urban middle and high schools in four school districts in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.  Please help us in congratulating Principal Investigator Myron Pope, and Co-Principal Investigator Barry Lofton, as we wish them continued success.

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