Advancing academic scholarship, research and support

The Office of Sponsored Research and Projects (OSRP) collaborates with faculty and staff to identify and secure grants for academic scholarship and faculty research, and programs that advance Cal Lutheran's mission. Consultation with OSRP is required for faculty and staff seeking external funding.  

 Grant Process Overview 


  • Prepare to apply and find funding sources

    • Design your program or research project. Complete a literature review if applicable.
    • Write a one-page summary of your proposed program or project.
    • Explore and identify funding prospects. (See Find Funding.)
    • .Request initial meeting with OSRP.
  • Apply for Funding

    • Submit a Grant Request Form with information about the funder. (See Grant Initiation Instructions.)
    • OSRP will create a timeline, working backward from the funder's deadline.
    • Write a proposal and budget according to funder's instructions and in consultation with OSRP.
    • Allow three weeks for internal approvals and submission.
    • OSRP will provide any standard documents requested, such as financial and tax documents.
  • Manage Your Project or Program

    • Comply with grant stipulations.
    • Manage funds.
    • Maintain records for reporting purposes.
    • Adhere to reporting requirements and deadlines.
    • For more information, see the Post-Award section of our website.


Grant Spotlight

Art activities, therapy free for fire victims

California Lutheran University is offering free art workshops, counseling and presentations designed to help those who have moved past the immediate crisis of wildfires to a stage where they can process the experience and begin healing.   

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Fulbright Spotlight

Cal Lutheran senior receives Fulbright

A California Lutheran University senior who studied throughout the former Soviet Union as an undergraduate has received a U.S. Student Fulbright award to return to teach English in Kazakhstan.

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