The Office of Sponsored Projects promotes and facilitates the acquisition of external funding to support Washburn University programs, projects and related activities. The Office of Sponsored Projects provides resources and assistance to faculty, staff and administrators to foster project ideas, locate funding opportunities, strengthen grant writing and research skills, develop grant proposals, and to comply with applicable approval and compliance requirements.
To achieve this mission, the Office of Sponsored Projects is committed to the following responsibilities:
Washburn University received a $12 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to support job-driven training efforts across the state. The KanTRAIN grant provides workers in Kansas with opportunities to attain industry-recognized credentials and training at Kansas postsecondary institutions. Students in Washburn University’s School of Applied Studies, School of Nursing, and Washburn Institute of Technology will benefit from the project. Washburn University is the lead institution for this consortium project with Wichita Area Technical College, Garden City Community College, and Flint Hills Technical College. Consortium members will work closely with the Kansas Board of Regents, the Kansas Department of Commerce, and other agency, business, industry and community partners to broaden project impact across the state.
Washburn University is a partner with Kansas Department of Commerce in a U.S. Department of Justice grant project to provide technical training for inmates at the Topeka Correctional Facility. This Second Chance Act grant of $639,684 funds educational courses in Certified Production Training for inmates at the all-female prison.