Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs is 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 the submission of a proposal, the office is prepared to offer professional assistance in all phases of the process.

Resources are available to match potential funding sources to ideas and to assist in the interpretation of sponsor guidelines. The Office of Sponsored Programs assists in the preparation of the project budget, review and completion of any required certifications, review of the proposal for compliance issues, and the transmittal of the proposal to the funder.

In addition to its fund seeking activities, the office provides administrative support to the university's Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (IRB) and the Fund for Research Committee.

The Office of Sponsored Programs is located in Room E-206, MCB.

Sponsored Programs Updates and Deadlines

New Federal IRB Guidelines may be found on the Simmons IRB webpage: Effective January 21, 2019. Visit the Simmons IRB webpage to learn more.

Financial Conflicts of Interest - UPDATED

The Public Health Service (PHS) has implemented new regulations governing the disclosure and administration of financial conflicts of interest related to PHS-funded research. To learn more go to the Financial Conflicts of Interest Policies page on the Sponsored Programs website.

Simmons University Internal Faculty Funding Application Deadlines

Faculty Development Fund 2018 - 2019 - UPDATED

Summer Deadline: Monday, June 10, 2019, for conferences between July 1, 2019 and Sept. 30, 2019
Fall Deadline: Monday, September 16, 2019, for conferences between Oct. 1, 2019 and Jan. 31, 2020
Spring Deadline: Friday, January 17, 2020, for conferences between Feb. 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020

Send applications and all correspondence to Sponsored Programs Internal Funding Opportunities.

Simmons University Fund for Research

Fall Deadline: November 15
Spring Deadline: March 15

* If the application deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be due on the Monday following the deadline.

Send applications and all correspondence to Sponsored Programs Internal Funding Opportunities.

President's Fund for Faculty Excellence - TBD