The Grants and Sposored Programs office assists Principal Investigators and Project Directors during all stages of grant development and submission, from identifying funding opportunities and developing budget and cost proposals, to negotiating terms on grants and contracts including Post Award management with The Business Services Department. We also ensure compliance in research using human subjects through our Institutional Review Board

If you are looking for funding for a program or activity please first contact both the Director of the Grants Administration, Jeffrey Gayton, at and the Executive Director of the SOU Foundation, Janet Fratella, at If you ae looking for funding from a 501(C)3 non-profit foundation, please also complete the Campus Fundraising Policy template found under forms.

Grants Administration resides within the Provost & Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs Office. Dr. Susan Walsh is responsible for overseeing these efforts. 


Dr. Jeffrey Gayton
Director of Grants & Contracts
CS 235
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520
Tel: (541) 552-6161

Marie Trammell
Research & Grants Compliance Administrator
CS 236
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520
Tel: (541) 552-8662