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Research and Sponsored Programs


Research and Sponsored Programs 


Central Washington University’s (CWU) Research and Sponsored Programs, a division of the School of Graduate Studies and Research, is dedicated to working with faculty and staff to increase externally funded research, scholarly activities, and other sponsored programs.

Research and Sponsored Programs staff offer the following services to faculty and staff.

  • Identify and disseminate internal and external funding opportunity information;
  • Provide assistance with proposal and budget development and preparation (such as workshops, proposal consultation, guidelines interpretation, proposal and forms review, and development/review of project budgets);
  • Oversee the process for obtaining institutional approval for external support requests and transmitting proposals to funding sponsors;
  • Serve as liaisons on pre-submission/pre-award matters between the funding sponsor and the applicant individual;
  • Negotiate the terms of awards with potential sponsors.

If you need any assistance with any of the above mentioned services please contact one of the following and they will gladly assist you.

Ruth Jeffries, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs, (509) 963-2640

Leslie Lotspeich, Grant and Contract Specialist, (509) 963-3111

Central Washington University
Graduate Studies and Research, Barge Hall Room 214
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7510

The mission of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) is to provide support to members of the university community as they distinguish themselves through their creative, scholarly, service, and research efforts. 


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