The University of Washington offers a wide range of comprehensive resources to support researchers as well as new research centers, programs, and initiatives. Listed below is a useful list of these resources with links to their respective websites:
UW Office of Research
The Office of Research (OR) facilitates new UW research initiatives, and provides support for researchers by establishing interdisciplinary centers and major new research programs. It also coordinates activities with UW college/school and other research officers. The OR supports researchers by providing central administrative services that include:
- The UW Research Guide is an invaluable resource for practical advice for developing a proposal, starting and managing your grant program, locating funding sources, and much more.
- Office of Research Information Services,(ORIS) coordinates, developes and supports electronic research administration such as System to Administer Grants Electronically (SAGE) for faculty and staff at the University of Washington. Their mission is "...the creation of an integrated information management system that will enhance the ability of the faculty, administrators, and staff at the University of Washington to procure and administer research grants and contracts."
- Office of Sponsored Programs, (OSP) provides general policy guidelines in grant and contract preparation. Among the many informational sites is the OSP Facts and Rates webpage, which provides grant preparation facts required on all submissions.
Grant and Contract Accounting is a particularly helpful resource once the grant has been approved and assigned a budget number. Questions regarding budgeting, invoicing and billing, post-award regulations, closing a grant, and required forms are also addressed on this website.
Faculty Grants Management Program was approved in 1994 and established to assist faculty investigators and researchers with the fiscal aspects of grants management. Attendance at the Faculty Grants Management Workshops has resulted in increased awareness and commitment to fiscal responsibility, as evidenced by a sharp decline in the number of negative audit findings in recent years.
System to Administer Grants Electronically, (SAGE). SAGE provides the eGC1 form needed for preparing and submitting grant proposals. It features an on-site training center, FAQS, and key grant preparation contacts. As additional procedures are added - such as electronic signature routing - all proposal writers' will need to familiarize themselves with it. You must be a registered user to access SAGE. Contact Cindy Shirley at (425) 352-3398 if you have questions.
The University of Washington Library provides a list of useful Internet resources.
The Human Rights Education and Research Network promotes the integration of human rights scholarship and teaching at the University's three campuses (Bothell, Seattle, Tacoma) by generating leading research, by developing new pathways of learning for students, and by relating this work to the world of practice.