Sponsored Programs Support

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The CFE team is here to support you.

Research and Sponsored Programs staff within the Center for Faculty Excellence are dedicated to serving the Simmons University faculty in the search for funds to support research and externally sponsored activities.

From the inception of an idea to submit a proposal to award acceptance and non-financial management the office is prepared to offer professional assistance in all phases of the process.

Research at Simmons Annual Reports

Questions?

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Center for Faculty Excellence.

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Find Funding Opportunities

Resources are available to match potential funding sources to ideas and bringing together the right research opportunities and collaborators.

Find Funding

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Develop & Submit Proposals

Our team is here to help you with preparing your project budget, reviewing and completing any required certifications, interpreting sponsor guidelines, reviewing proposal for compliance and transmitting the proposal to the funder.

Submit a Proposal

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Manage Awards

Managing grant and contract awards for research projects can be confusing. We're here to help!

Manage Awards

Resources


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External Resources, Templates & Forms

Find external resources, templates & forms.

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Internal Documentation

Find internal checklists, forms, templates, policies & procedures.

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Fact Sheet

Simmons Institutional Information for Sponsored Projects.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) provides structures and opportunities to empower faculty excellence and help Simmons faculty thrive in their professional lives.

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Lenko Tankov

Senior Associate Director of Research and Sponsored Programs

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