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Grand Valley State University    
2010-2011 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
  Aug 23, 2019
2010-2011 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Office of Grants Development and Administration

Office of Grants Development and Administration



The office of Grants Development and Administration (GDA) encourages active scholarship among faculty, staff, and students, both graduate and undergraduate. This office provides oversight and services in the management of externally sponsored programs and grants. The role of this office is to assist Grand Valley faculty and staff in the pre-award process of developing proposals and finding potential funding sources as well as submitting grant proposals to funding sources, and also to work with the project directors of such grants in managing and monitoring their grant awards. Faculty and staff who receive grant funding often utilize students to assist them with their research. Doing so gives students an opportunity to conduct hands-on research and enhances their academic experience, while at the same time the faculty member can contribute new knowledge to their field of expertise.

To foster the quality of the grants submitted to potential funding sources, this office offers workshops on proposal writing and project management. Workshops are offered several times per year. The GDA office allows graduate students to attend the workshops upon request from their research or academic advisor. Contact or (616) 331-6826.