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Welcome Research Faculty


The Office of Grants and Contracts (OG&C) works with investigators during submission of sponsored project proposals on behalf of the University. The Office negotiates and executes various types of research agreements, provides sponsored projects education and communication, and assists with proper stewardship of research funds awarded to the University. Also, OG&C is the only office on campus authorized to commit Villanova in application for sponsored funding.

If faculty plan to submit proposals or enter into contracts for external research with federal agencies (NSF, NIH, NASA, etc.), Private Foundations, or Industry partners, please reach out to OG&C as early as possible.

The Office of Grants and Contracts will assist faculty in establishing credentials and will provide support for the following essential research administration related systems:


Research Administration System:


Cayuse SP (Sponsored Projects)

A Cayuse SP record is REQUIRED for ALL proposals by Villanova when a budget and/or institutional approval is required by the sponsor. SP records are routed for review and approval by the Department Chair, Center Director, College Finance Manager, and College Research Dean. It is important that records be routed with enough time for everyone to give thoughtful reviews and ask for clarification, if needed.


Cayuse 424

A System to System (S2S) tool for preparing and submitting federal grant applications. This program works with most federal sponsors.


FCOI – Financial Conflict of Interest

Annual disclosure of significant financial interest (SFI) statement disclosing any SFI that may reasonably appear to be related to your Villanova responsibilities.

Faculty are required to submit their disclosure ANNUALLY and PRIOR to submission of any proposal through Villanova.


CITI Training

Modules for Responsible Conduct of Research, Conflicts of Interest, Human Subject Research (if applicable), and Export Control (if applicable) are necessary for the submission of a proposal from Villanova. Faculty can create their own accounts to complete required modules.

Click HERE for more info.


Intellectual Property Assignment

To comply with the Bayh-Dole Act and its implementing regulations, Villanova must have a signed intellectual property assignment on file for any employee working on federally funded research. Click here for FAQs and to download the IP Assignment form. 


Sponsor specific platforms

Individual credentials may be necessary before initiating a proposal to a federal agency such as NIH (eRA Commons), NSF (, NASA (NSPIRES), etc. 




The OG&C staff are here to help. To find out who handles your Department or College, visit the OG&C website or contact our main office at or (610) 519-4220.



Human/Animal Subjects, Biosafety

The Office of Research Protections (ORP) recommends that you reach out for an introduction to Villanova policies and procedures before engaging in regulated research. Contact ORP at or (610) 519-4228.


Export Controls

Export Controls regulate the shipment or transfer, by whatever means, of controlled items, software, technology, or services out of U.S. If you anticipate that your research will involve activity of this kind, contact University Compliance or (610) 519-3976.


We look forward to working with you on your sponsored research endeavors here at Villanova University!

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