Grants & Research

This website is an attempt to provide important and vital information that will help faculty and administrators realize and manifest the potential of CSU as a research institution, as well as provide a network of support personnel to assist faculty in all phases of their work. Please take a few moments to become familiar with our site.  We welcome constructive input and feedback, and we look forward to working with you to strengthen our University and find ways to share our common goals.


The Office of Grants and Research Administration's objectives and goals are focused on providing services that assist faculty in their acquisition of external funding that further academic pursuits, as well as, providing a role in monitoring the compliance of our activities with that of the funding agencies' guidelines, rules and regulations. Our role of compliance oversight entails that proper ethical actions are taken and that scientific and fiscal integrity is preserved with respect to grant activities.  Our service role entails building partnerships with faculty and administrators so that our various research and funding agendas are supported and advanced to move the institution forward. funding sources, provide assistance and guidance in proposal preparation, proposal submission and oversight to all the financial and non-financial aspects once an award is secured These administrative services and the subsequent roles of the OGRA is focused on providing and insuring that faculty are supported and their efforts are more positively directed to research and pursuit of external funding.  It is the OGRA's position that we provide both an internal partnership with faculty and administrators and an external partnership to the University in a variety ways but with the common goal of furthering Chicago State University as a quality institution of higher learning.

The Office of Grants and Research Administration - Federal Management Manual

Below is the link to the manual.  Any comments or suggestions, kindly direct them to our office.  This manual is intended for federal grants. However, through the adoption of the federal grant guidance and regulations codified at 2 CFR Part 200 (Uniform Requirements), the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA), 30 ILCS 708/1 et seq., was established for the use of grant funds for both State agencies and grantees. Pursuant to the Act, the Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit (GATU) has been established in the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). GATU is charged with implementation of the Act in coordination with State grant-making agencies and grantees.

OGRA - Federal Management Manual (PDF)

The link above is accessible to CSU staff.  

Sponsor Guidance on Deadlines and Awards with Reference to COVID19

Federal and other sponsoring agencies are beginning to issue guidance on the corona virus and impacts on proposal deadlines and active projects.  We will list available information below and update it as new information becomes available.  

National Science Foundation.  NSF has developed a new website for the research community with detailed guidance on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes guidance for awardee organizations, researchers and reviewers of NSF proposals. Please note that this website will be updated as new developments arise.

National Institutes of Health.  NIH announced a special interest in projects addressing COVID-19 through administrative supplements and other award mechanisms.  Further information is available here.  NIH also issued guidance on late applications due to COVID-19 at NOT-OD-20-282.

National Endowments


U.S. Departments



Protection Agency