Research FAQ

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The Office of the Vice President for Research is here to offer support and assistance in many areas of research. For faculty we offer research funding, research development and research integrity oversight.

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Research funding

Where do I find information on internal seed grants?

You can find background information and guidelines here and upcoming deadlines here

How do I find external funding?

There are a wide variety of resources to find external funding. You can access the PIVOT-RP database here, which allows searches of foundation, fellowship and agency funding. offers searches of federal agencies. You can find a variety of other external funding resources here

Submitting proposals

I'm submitting a proposal. Where do I start?

Begin by filling out an Intent to Submit.

I have questions about starting my proposal

Contact your contract and grant specialist. You can find a list broken down by department. 

Where can I find information about data management, reference numbers and research policies?

ORSP has a Researcher's Toolbox with all the information you need. 

My research involves human or animal subjects. Where do I start?

Our office of Research Integrity manages the IRB and IACUC process. They can help you get started. 

I have questions about conflict of interest policies.

You can find Lehigh's policies here as well as information about federal agency's policies. 

Faculty Development

I'm looking for proposal writing support!

Contact Kate Bullard at and watch your email for announcements about proposal writing groups. 

I need to develop my broader impact project for NSF. Where do I start?

Post Award

I have questions!

Contact the Contract and Grant Specialist assigned to your department

How do I report my effort?

The federal government requires individuals who are contributing time to a federal sponsored project to report their effort. You can find more details on fulfill this requirement here

I have the grant. How do I manage my budget?

We have lots of tips for you here

I'm traveling for the first time as a Lehigh employee. What do I need to do?

You can find Lehigh's travel policy here. If you are traveling internationally, you can find resources here. If you are using grant funding for your travel, there are additional issues that must be addressed. Find our here

My grant is completed. What do I do now?

You can find information on award closeout here