ORSP - External & Internal Grants

External Funding

ORSP is here to help SSU faculty and staff secure funding for research, creative, and educational projects. If you are seeking resources from external (off campus) funding sources, we can:

  • Help identify suitable sponsors - see the ORSP Funding Sources Links page, or contact us for a customized search of funding opportunities;
  • Assist with proposal development;
  • Provide guidance on University policies regarding grants and contracts;
  • Route proposals through the SSU endorsement process.

Please note that all proposals for external funding must be routed for SSU institutional endorsement before submission. See ORSP’s Proposal Process Routing Procedures for details.

Post-Award Support for External Grants & Contracts

SSU’s Administration and Finance Division handles post-award administration of externally funded grants and contracts.

For questions regarding the fiscal administration of awarded grants and contracts, please contact:

Jeff Wilson Deputy Controller for Grants and Contracts
Phone: (707) 664-3715
Fax: (707) 664-4000
Email: jeff.wilson@sonoma.edu

For questions regarding job classifications and recruitment of staff for grant and contract funded projects, please contact:

Erin Taylor, HR Coordinator
Phone: (707) 664-2212
Fax: (707) 664-3196
Email: erin.taylor@sonoma.edu

Internal Funding

The Faculty Subcommittee on Sponsored Programs (FSSP), a subcommittee of the Academic Senate, administers SSU’s internal grant programs with support from ORSP.

Current FSSP Membership
Name School, Department
Tom Atkin (Chair) Business and Economics - Business Administration
Sean Place Science and Technology - Biology
Jessica Parker Education - Curriculum Studies and Secondary Education
Matthew Clark Social Sciences – Geography
Greta Vollmer Arts and Humanities - English
Melinda Barnard Ex Officio Member - Academic Affairs
Matthew Benney Ex Officio Member - ORSP


The FSSP currently oversees several internal award programs:

Check the links on this page for updated program details and submission guidelines.

Post-Award Support for Internal Grants

Under the direction of the Faculty Subcommittee on Sponsored Programs, ORSP administers Mini-Grants, Summer Fellowships, and President's Award of Excellence in coordination with Administration and Finance and the various school administrative managers.

For questions regarding the fiscal administration, reporting requirements, and the hiring student assistants for internally funded grant projects, please call Carol Hall at (707) 664-2448 or email carol.hall@sonoma.edu.