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External Resources Office- Description

ManosThe External Resources Office reports directly to the Chancellor of the University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo. This office has the charge of promoting and providing support in
the search for external funds for research projects, academic development and expansion, and for artistic and literary development, which in turn serve to generate knowledge, strengthen academic excellence, and impact the growth and well being of our community.

The External Resources Office

(a) is the point of contact in the institution for all initiatives and activities related to proposal / grant writing seeking external funds,

(b) supervises the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and commitments related to approved funds and projects, and

(c) serves as the University’s liaison with external sources such as federal and state agencies, or other entities with funding opportunities.

The External Resources Office (ERO) is committed to:

  • Engaging members from the academic community in securing external funding,
  • Enhancing interactions with funding agencies  and available external research opportunities
  • Promoting funding search in priority areas as reflected in institutional strategic plan,
  • Assisting in scouting and determining viable sources for funding opportunities,
  • Offer guidance and advice in planning and submission,
  • Coaching academic members in the process of soliciting external funds,
  • Providing training and up-dating sessions in grant writing issues,
  • Encouraging faculty members to pursue investigative curiosities, initiatives, and designs ,
  • Enabling  technical support  in application and in required documentation matters,
  • Providing grant writing assistance ,  
  • Serving as a liaison between external funding agencies,
  • Ensuring  seamless collaborations between researcher, institution, and funding agency, and
  • Overseeing compliance with Federal, island, and institutional requirements in funding matters.
© 2008 External Resources Office (ERO), University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo