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Mission & Services


The primary mission of the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research (OGSR) is to promote, support and administer sponsored projects and programs at Belmont University. By supporting the Belmont community in seeking and managing funds from external sponsors, the  OGSR is a key partner in Belmont’s vision to engage and transform the world. The office assists with sponsor identification, harmonization of internal policies and external regulations, and the stewardship of public and private funds entrusted to Belmont.


  • Identify potential funding sources
  • Obtain and interpret guidelines
  • Assist in developing a budget
  • Advise potential applicants on gaining required internal endorsements
  • Advise on the completion of sponsor forms and certifications
  • Submit electronic proposals on behalf of the University
  • Assist with letters of intent, preliminary proposals and teaming agreements
  • Review and negotiate grant terms and contract clauses on behalf of the University
  • Facilitate the establishment of award accounts in the University system
  • Oversee project activity in partnership with the Project Director and the Office of the Controller to ensure compliance with policies of the sponsor and the University

If you are a student interested in conducting research or applying for a grant with a faculty member, please consult your major professor or faculty advisor.

Development vs. Funded Research

The Belmont University Office of Development and External Relations, under the leadership of Dr. Perry Moulds, seeks and organizes the University’s engagement with external, individual and corporate parties interested in supporting the mission, vision, and values of Belmont University and its students through private and/or corporate giving.

Faculty who may have networked with potential donors are encouraged to contact Dr. Moulds’ office for guidance on how to pursue a gift opportunity.