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Dean of Seaver College

external funding and Grant Writing Assistance

The Offices of Research and Sponosored Programs and Corporate and Foundation Relations assist faculty and staff members interested in applying for external funding. To begin the process of identifying and applying for external funding, complete the Intent to Apply for External Funding form and send it to rspinfo@pepperdine.edu.

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) assists faculty and staff in pursuit of external funding opportunities and in identifying partnership prospects with Foundations and Corporations. Funding partnerships include but are not limited to programmatic initiatives, internships, faculty research, infrastructure enhancements to educational and research facilities, faculty/industry expertise, equipment, and individual projects. CFR staff provides assistance to applicants throughout the development and submission process.  Monthly newsletters highlight faculty and staff awards. Contact and instructional information can be found on their website.

Research and Sponsored Programs

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) assists faculty and staff in the pursuit of public external funding for scholarly and creative projects. RSP staff work with potential project directors on every step of the process including program/project development, identifying opportunities from public, federal, state, or local funding sources, correspondence with agencies, proposal writing and editing, budget preparation, review and routing for signatures, submission, and post-award compliance. RSP also provides institutional information such as Pepperdine's federally negotiated fringe benefits rate and indirect costs rate. RSP is located in TAC 336. The director's office is TAC 322B. For contact information and more details pertaining to applying for and receiving public external funding, visit their website.