Getting Started

The CHSS Research team is part of the Dean's Office and charged with assisting faculty and staff in obtaining funding for their research and scholarship activities. Sometimes referred to as pre-pre-award, research development provides tools and resources to develop competitive applications that convey the importance and timeliness of the projects proposed.

CHSS Research Resources SharePoint Site

CHSS Research has a new Research Development Resources document library particularly for CHSS faculty and staff. This secure SharePoint site contains resources such as copies of successful applications for NEH summer stipends, boilerplate information for facilities and other resources, and tools to evaluate research positioning and ideas. New resources will be added as they are developed.

CHSS faculty and staff may request access to this secure site by clicking this link:

If you have questions concerning this site, please contact Dr. Brooke Gowl,

Past Research Events

Click to find information and recordings about past Research events and webinars hosted by CHSS Research, Mason Research, and others.  

Sponsored Projects Information

Useful and important information for CHSS faculty regarding Externally Sponsored Projects.

CHSS Proposal Timeline Tool

This Excel sheet assists Principal Investigators with formulating a proposal development timeline. Drafting a work plan or timeline for proposal submission can assist the PI to track the status of multiple deadline-driven development activities. Recommended target dates prior to the proposal deadline are generalized.

Office of Sponsored Programs

Information provided by OSP regarding changes to preparation of NSF Biosketches and Current and Pending form.

Road Map to Getting Started with SciENcv for NSF Biosketches and Current and Pending

OSP Current and Pending Process Change

Current and Pending Spreadsheet Example

Office of Research Integrity and Assurance

Managing International Research & Engagement