Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) helps Canisius faculty search and apply for grants. We will also conduct searches on your behalf if you complete an online Search Request Form and/or schedule a meeting.

Mary Ann Langlois, Director
E-mail: @email
Phone: (716) 888-2103
Office: Bagen Hall Room 103


Following are services offered by the Office of Sponsored Programs

  • Funding Searches
  • Faculty who are interested in obtaining funds for research or teaching activities can learn about potential sponsors by accessing a variety of private and government funding sources on-line through our Funding Sources page. 

Application Assistance

Our staff helps you:

  • Obtain all application forms and guidelines.
  • Interpret sponsor guidelines and seek clarification as necessary.
  • Prepare proposal budgets.
  • Secure all institutional signatures.
  • Complete and mail your proposal in a timely fashion.

Post-Award Support

Once you have received funding, we:
Authorize the Controller's Office to create an account and administer the funds.
Contact the sponsor as required for any post-award changes, questions or requests.
Ensure that all reports are submitted in a timely fashion.

Funding sources

You can access a wide range of funding sources through the web. Several major foundations have web sites, and the sites of many scholarly associations include information about funding. The following list includes links to


The GrantSelect Database is an extensive online grants database that contains more than 10,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 4,000 sponsoring organizations.

General Resources

GrantsNet - Funding opportunities in undergraduate science education for university and college faculty, and undergraduate students.

Grantsmanship Center - Lists daily announcements of grants from the Federal Register and Commerce Business Daily as well as sections on arts foundations, community foundations, corporate foundations, and donors, associations of grant makers, international foundations, private grant makers, and charities that make grants.

Progressive Foundation Database - Includes information on hundreds of progressive foundations, including their addresses, phone numbers, program officers, giving priorities, average grant size, and deadlines. Registration required.

American Council of Learned Societies - Online scholarly resources.

Chronicle of Higher Education 

Government Resources

The Federal Register - Published daily by the Government Printing Office (GPO), the Federal Register contains federal agency regulations, proposed rules and notices, and Executive orders, proclamations and other Presidential documents.

GRANTS.GOV - The Federal government's single source for information on Federal grant opportunities.

U.S. Department of Education - The guide to grant programs at the U.S. Department of Education can be accessed here.

U.S. Department of Energy 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Endowment for the Humanities 

National Institutes of Health - The NIH funding opportunities page can be accessed at here.

National Science Foundation -  Links to grant and program announcements at NSF are available at here.

Smithsonian Institution 

Environmental Protection Agency 

The National Academies - National Research Council, Institute of Medicine, and the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering 

The National Center for Charitable Statistics - Access to financial disclosure forms filed by charities with the Internal Revenue Service.

New York State Funding

New York State Grants Action News - A monthly newsletter with information on State and Federal Grants, published by the New York State Assembly.

NYSTAR Funding Opportunity News - Links to Federal, State and non-profit funding opportunities to encourage and expand high-technology academic research and economic development in New York State.

Current grant opportunities from the New York State Department of Education 

Research Resources


Council on Undergraduate Research - Promotes research by faculty and undergraduate students in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering. 

Social Science Research Council

International Research Exchange 

American Association for the Advancement of Science 

EurekAlert - Research news from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

National Conferences on Undergraduate Research 

Grant Application Information

What is the college's legal name and address?
Canisius University
2001 Main St.
Buffalo, NY  14208-1098

Who has the authority to sign applications and proposals?
Joe Delap, PhD
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs
Bagen 103
Telephone: (716) 888-2120
Fax: (716) 888-2125

NOTE:  All sponsored project awards MUST be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs for review prior to requesting signature on behalf of the college.

Who has the authority to negotiate/accept/execute grants and contracts for sponsored programs?
Mary Ann Langlois
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
Bagen 103
Telephone: (716) 888-2103
Fax: (716) 888-3121

What is Canisius' political subdivision?
Canisius University is located in Erie County
New York 27th Congressional District

Government Officials
U.S. Senators

The Honorable Charles Schumer (D)
The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

U.S. House of Representatives

The Honorable Brian Higgins (D)
The Honorable Louise Slaughter (D)

Canisius University Fringe Benefits Rates (all locations)
34 percent all faculty and staff

NOTE: Increase salaries 4 percent each year; increase Fringe Benefits 1.5 percent each year when preparing your budget/s.

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