Office of Sponsored Programs


Greetings! From the Office of Sponsored Programs, Contracts and Grants (SPCG). Our primary goal is to support Elizabeth City State University's (ECSU) research mission by assisting faculty, staff and students in the procurement of grants, contracts and cooperative agreements from external sponsors; promoting faculty involvement in domestic and international collaborations and research partnerships; administering the university's Title III/SAFRA Programs to strengthen its infrastructure; and ensuring that its privilege of receiving external support is protected. SPCG comprises the offices of pre-award, post-award non-financial, Title III/SAFRA, and research compliance.

Since its inception in 1993, SPCG has continued to build upon the university's solid foundation of teaching, research, and community outreach. The university has made great strides in its pursuit and acquisition of grants and sub-awards. Over the past 5 years (2012-2017), faculty and staff have generated 309 proposals, $126,738,565 in submissions, and received 184 awards that total $42,782,109.

The Office of Sponsored Programs' strategic plan is to continue its comprehensive and aggressive approach to helping administrators, faculty, staff, and students achieve their research and sponsored program goals. As always, we will provide assistance through various means including external support via the Hanover Group, GRC and UNC-GA liaisons, webinars, workshops, and one-on-one guidance as well as cradle to grave support in proposal development and submission, grants management, and closeout.

On behalf of the Office of Sponsored Programs, we appreciate the opportunity to have served you in the past. We look forward to serving you, both now, and in the future. Together, we are one team with one goal: to support the mission of ECSU!

Have a productive year!



Please read the important information below.


We Are Retiring the Legacy PDF Grant Application on Dec. 31

On December 31, 2017, will officially retire the legacy PDF application package as a method to apply for a federal grant.  Going forward, users can apply by creating a workspace from the Package tab on the View Grant Opportunity page.  We have posted a recording of a recent webinar demonstration that walks you step by step through the application process. (We think you will love the new applicant interface.)

Click here to watch the October 10 webinar or bookmark the video for later viewing.



 We also encourage you to access our other online resources, which include how-to training videos, interactive graphics, and the online user guide for Workspace.


Workspace Training Resources

If you have questions about Workspace or the Legacy PDF Retirement, you may email us at

P.S. Registered users do not need to take any special action in order to begin using Workspace. Simply click the Create Workspace button on the Package tab of the View Grant Opportunity page.