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Butler Institute for Research & Scholarship

The Butler Institute for Research and Scholarship (BIRS) supports faculty research and scholarship, curricular and professional development, programmatic projects, and creative works through a combination of internal and external grants. This office also oversees the approval of all research and teaching protocols related to human subjects (IRB), biohazardous materials (IBC), and animal care (IACUC). 

External Grants

Proposal Development
Routing for External Approval
Grant Documents
Professional Services Contracts

Grants & Compliance Resource Center

Training Materials
Tools for Proposal Development
University Policies
Federal Regulations
Research Integrity Resources
Training Opportunities

BIRS Areas of Support

Budgets and Financial Reporting

BIRS works collaboratively with the Office of Budgets and Grants Administration for your pre- and post-award financial services. OBGA provides all financial services including budget development, budget management, and financial reporting. See OBGA Financial Services.

Looking for Foundation or Industry Funding?

BIRS works collaboratively with the University's Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR), part of University Advancement. CFR serves as the principal point of contact for corporate, foundation, and industry partners, and also facilitates the pre- and post-award process for non-research grants and gifts supporting programs and projects. CFR works in conjunction with BIRS for foundation-funded grant activities to support faculty work. See Corporate & Foundations Gifts.

Looking for Information About Butler’s Statistics?

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment coordinates the collection and dissemination of institutional data, data about the University’s performance, and measures the institution’s effectiveness.