Grant-Funded Initiatives Supporting Academic Work
The Academic Grants Office (AGO) seeks to enrich the educational experience at Southern Nazarene University by enhancing the university’s resources for providing quality instruction, support for student success, undergraduate research, scholarships and internships, and faculty development.
AGO also partners with nonprofits in our community through collaborative grant projects, grant writing classes where students prepare grant proposals on behalf of local nonprofits, and periodic workshops and consulting. SNU is directly connected to over 100 nonprofits in our community through students and employee volunteerism, alumni employment, and church relationships.
More than $11 million from federal and foundation grants have been secured to support academic programs at SNU since 2000. Current grants include the Strengthening Institutions Program (Title III), TRiO Student Support Services and Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program, NASA Space Grant, NSF RUI, and Butterfield Consortium Internship. SNU was also recently awarded a collaborative grant through the Oklahoma EPSCOR ROA program. Current and recent foundation funders include the Kerr Foundation, Inc.; the Kirkpatrick Foundation, Inc.; the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma; the D’Addario Foundation; and the Ad Astra Foundation.
Grants from these federal agencies and foundations have supported college-wide initiatives, faculty research, student programs, and community outreach and events, including the following:
SNU Honors Students Win Grants for Local Public School
NASA and SNU Partner to Develop Scientists
SNU Student Serves in Christian Pre-Healthcare Provider Internship
SNU Participate in TRiO Day
To read more about major grant programs that are now completed, please see AGO grant highlights page.
AGO provides both pre-award and post-award services and assists faculty members and academic administrators in identifying possible funders, preparing proposals, and managing and reporting for funded awards. Pre-award services include identifying federal, corporate, and foundation sources of funding, preparing and reviewing proposals, acquiring institutional information, preparing supporting documents, developing approved budgets, establishing partnerships, and submitting grant applications.
Post-award services include award acceptance, budget revisions, and compliance and reporting. Project Directors/Principal Investigators receive direct support from AGO, not only for the duration of the grant award but seeking subsequent funding and promoting a culture of grantsmanship within their departments and colleges.
Grantseeking and grant writing resources for SNU faculty and staff are regularly updated on the SNU Portal. Links to forms, searchable databases, and information regarding proposal development are available.
AGO also maintains information on individual grant and scholarship resources for prospective students and continuing students.
Reporting to Academic Affairs, AGO liaises with the Office of University Advancement.
AGO works closely with the offices of Institutional Research and the Institutional Review Board (IRB). SNU is a member of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits.
AGO staff include Dr. Gwen Ladd Hackler (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director; Ms. Tesica Starkey, Grants Specialist; and Ms. Erin Ramsey, student assistant. Internships are available for SNU students through the Academic Grants Office. Contact us using the information below:
Academic Grants Office
Herrick Auditorium, Room 325
Southern Nazarene University
6729 N. W. 39th Expressway
Bethany, OK 73008