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External Sponsors

Proposals to external funding agencies are routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs. When you are ready to apply for funding from external sponsors, notify your Office of Sponsored Programs sponsored program officer and your unit's grants office, if applicable.

Email alert groups

We recommend that those seeking opportunities for funding add themselves to email LISTSERVs.

Electronic proposal submission systems

  • Grants.gov: system used by federal agencies (Cayuse424 is used by Ohio State for NIH proposal preparation)
  • Cayuse424: Ohio State-based electronic system for preparing proposals for submission to Grants.gov
  • Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs eReceipt System: system used by CDMRP for pre-proposals and other administration
  • FastLane: National Science Foundation
  • proposalCENTRAL: centralized proposal service used by many non-profit organizations
  • Grants@Heart: American Heart Association

Common external sponsors of College of Medicine/Office of Health Sciences researchers

National Institutes of Health

National Science Foundation

Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

American Heart Association (National or Great Rivers Affiliate)

American Cancer Society

American Lung Association

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Muscular Dystrophy Association