ORSP and University Advancement
Any proposal submitted for external funding should be routed through either the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) or the Office of University Advancement. Proposals incorporating the following elements should be routed through ORSP:
- government funding source (city, state, or federal);
- indirect (facility & administrative) costs;
- use of human subjects, animals in research, radioactive materials or devices, biohazardous agents, and/or recombinant DNA materials;
- peer review;
- contracts or subcontracts; and/or
- strict reporting requirements.
Solicitation of philanthropic gifts from foundations, corporations, individuals or other sources for non-research activities and the processing of non-cash gifts of equipment and other items of use in research programs are coordinated through Texas Woman’s University Office of University Advancement. Examples of such gifts include requests for scholarship and financial aid packages, research and faculty development, capital expansion and renovations, technology upgrades, lab equipment, library acquisitions, and unrestricted support. A Principal Investigator considering submitting a proposal to a foundation should contact the Office of University Advancement for clearance before contacting the foundation.
When unrestricted funds are provided by a donor to Texas Woman’s University without any terms, conditions or other obligations, the original gift award letter from the donor and the accompanying check should be forwarded to the Office of University Advancement upon receipt for processing.
A Principal Investigator-initiated proposal for equipment in response to an agency program announcement or Request for Proposal should be processed through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
If unsure as to which process that should be used when submitting a proposal, please contact the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs or the Office of University Advancement for guidance.