There many sources of intramural and extramural funding to support your research, training, and other projects. These include federal, state, corporate, foundation, and internal Tufts funding opportunities. Please visit the website of the Office of Research Development (ORD) for additional information. The Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) is the starting point for researchers wishing to develop partnerships with foundations and corporations
While some funding agencies allow an investigator to submit applications for sponsored funding, all applications submitted by faculty, students, and/or staff at Tufts must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Administration (ORA) prior to submission. ORA is the only entity authorized by Tufts to sign proposals for sponsored projects and accept awards on behalf of the University. Learn more about the Proposal Process here.
Please click here to review Tufts process of receiving a new award, responsible offices for various types of agreements, and differences between a sponsored award and a gift. This section also includes resources for planning international awards and for requesting an Advance Account.
Click here to learn about the various aspects of award management, including allowable costs, effort, travel, rebudgeting, expense transfers, invoicing and reporting, carry-forward, and no-cost extensions.
Closeout is the term used to represent the actions taken at the end of a project, which is reached at the end date reflected in the award document. If no additional time or funding is needed to complete the project tasks and objectives, the award must be closed in a manner described below, a process made easier by good award management over the life of an award. The Principal Investigator (PI), the Local Research Administrator (LRA), Office of Research Administration (ORA), and Sponsored Programs Accounting (SPA) partner for timely closeout process.