Office of Research

The Office of Research is dedicated to facilitating the research endeavors of the School of Health Professions’ faculty. Our goal is to assist in connecting faculty to relevant grant opportunities, prepare proposals and manage awards.

Services include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting faculty with funding searches and providing announcements regarding internal/external funding opportunities
  • Managing limited submissions nominations for SHP
  • Provides administrative tools and resources needed for proposal development.
  • Assistance with coordination and submission of grants
  • Assistance with budget development and review
  • Assistance with submission entry and navigation of the University RAPSS system.
  • Oversees research compliance as it related to research supported by extramural awards
  • Coordinating workshops to groups and individuals relating to research administration and University policy and procedures.
  • Liaison with Finance, University Central Offices (OCC, ORSP, GCA) and compliance units regarding research conduct and administration
  • Develop, implement and interpret SHP research policies

The information below will assist with the following: Find Funding, understanding SHP proposal submission process, including budget preparation and the University Research Administration Proposal Submission System (RAPSS).

Thank you for visiting our website. If you have specific feedback on research support, please do not hesitate to stop by, call, or email.


Michele A. Sisco, MPA
Administrative Director, Research
School of Health Professions
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
65 Bergen Street, SSB 128 (Dean’s Office Suite)
Newark, NJ 07101
Office: 973-972-4678

The following are funding tools that will assist with locating funding from Federal, Private and Internal Sponsors:

  • allows you to search program announcements from all 26 Federal grant-making agencies through an intuitive search engine.  Searches can be saved and e-mail alerts can be set up to deliver notifications when programs within a specific area of interest are posted.
  • Foundation Directory Online provides information on over 100,000 private funders, includes a searchable database of recent awards and allows users to sign up to receive email alerts.
  • Pivot is a database of funding opportunities for all disciplines and project types. It includes federal, non-federal, foundation, and private funding opportunities. Pivot also includes calls for papers (Papers Invited) and lists of funding awards already made for projects (Awards). After signing up for an individual account, you can claim and populate your own researcher profile in order to receive personalized recommendations and connect with other researchers. User guides are available under the Tips & Resources section.
  • Office of Research Development provides additional resources to find funding (Internal Rutgers Programs as well as featured funding opportunities and limited submissions).
  • GradFund  is a Rutgers service specifically for graduate students and postdocs searching for fellowship and grants opportunities.
  • NJ Department of Health Directory of Grant Programs: The directory is divided into separate grant programs, which provide specific services through grant awards. Many programs are funded jointly by State, federal, and other funds.

SHP Research Office requires that Faculty communicate their intention to submit a proposal in advance of the sponsor deadline.

Principal Investigators (PIs) are also required to complete an internal submission form for their new research, service, or training grant submissions. This includes pre-applications and limited submissions. This form is required to be completed and sent to the Office of Research at least 8 business days before the deadline of the grant submission.

We will assist with reviewing Sponsor Guidelines, initiating the RAPSS funding proposal, providing tools and resources needed for proposal development, and assisting with budget development and review.

We will also assist with acquiring the proper internal approvals prior to the Office of Sponsored Programs (ORSP) 5 Day/2 Day deadlines.

Please reach out using the email above, if you need a copy of the form or have any questions regarding the proposal process.

SHP Research Office will assist with the review of your proposal budget to make sure the appropriate Institutional rates have been applied and that it meets the sponsor requirements.

Additional Budget Resources:

The Research Administration and Proposal Submission System (RAPSS) is mandatory for All submissions (new, continuations and resubmissions) to external sponsors.

Additional RAPSS Resources: