The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) supports and advances the College’s mission by providing leadership and expertise in grant administration and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations.

Sponsored Research Agreements

Merrimack College is passionate about supporting our research-focused faculty from proposal to conclusion.

Finding Funding

Pivot Database

Access the Pivot Database

Pivot is a searchable database of external funding opportunities from federal, nonprofit, for profit, and international sponsors across all disciplines.

We recommend that Merrimack researchers create a user profile in Pivot to set up customized searches involving their fields of interest or discipline. The profile can provide email alerts to researchers about new opportunities that match their search criteria. 

Access Instrumentl

With Instrumentl you can Find relevant grants, secure more funding. is a central repository of federal funding opportunities for over 1,000 programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. Use to create a custom search with regular email updates.

Download the App

Access the Fogarty International Center Non-NIH Funding Opportunities Database

The Fogarty International Center provides a directory of Non-NIH Funding Opportunities which includes international grants and fellowships in biomedical and behavioral research, providing information about additional funding opportunities available to those in the field of global health research.

Proposal Development Resources

Intent to Propose Form

The Intent to Propose form is designed to quickly and easily inform the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) that you are interested in submitting a grant proposal. Please submit this form as early as possible in the process. If you have questions, email

Access the Merrimack College Intent to Propose Form


The Proposal Routing Form (PRF) provides investigators with specific instructions for obtaining approval for funded projects at Merrimack College. 

Access the ORSP Proposal Routing Form

Research Compliance & IRB

Research Compliance Training (Video)

Award Management