Pre-Award Services

  • PSU Graduate Assistantships Information
  • Research Assistant Salary Calculator
  • PSU Indirect Cost Rate
  • Grant Proposal Approval Routing Form
  • Common Required Numbers for Proposals

Graduate Teaching Assistant: Must be the instructor of record for a course and receives $2,750 a semester and tuition.

Graduate Research Assistant: Paid a minimum of $15.40 an hour for 20 hours a week during the fall and spring. GRAs can work up to 40 hours a week in the summer. GRAs may be paid more if an increased rate or payment of tuition is included in the grant award.

Graduate Administrative Assistant: Paid $15.40 an hour for 20 hours a week during the fall and spring. GAAs can work up to 40 hours a week in the summer if funding is available. The link below provides more information about graduate assistants.

Student Research Assistant Salary Rate Calculator and estimates for grant proposals. Use the calculator to calculate the cost of a student research position or use predetermined estimates listed.

Clicking on the link below will take you to the PSU Budget Office Salary and Fringe Benefits Calculator. These calculators can be used to figure salary and fringe benefits for faculty and unclassified staff.

Clicking on the link below will take you to the PSU Budget Office Fringe Benefits Rates. Fringe benefits include retirement, FICA, workmen’s compensation, leave pay and health insurance.

The PSU-Health and Human Services indirect cost rate agreed to is 47% of salary and fringe benefits paid for by the grant. Below is a link to the Indirect Cost Rate Agreement.

All proposals for external funding for grants and sub-agreements  from federal, state, and private funds must be approved before a proposal can be submitted. The proposal initiator should complete the information on the form, attach the original proposal, gain the signatures of the Chairperson and Dean, then submit to Cindy Johnson. Approval of proposals that are not submitted to Cindy Johnson at least two working days before the mailing or submission deadline is not guaranteed. After approval by the Cindy Johnson the proposal will be returned to the proposal initiator for mailing or submission. There is a Grant Proposal Routing Form for academic programs and a different form for non-academic programs.

Grant Proposal Routing Form for Academic Programs

Some commonly required data for proposal preparation:

Executive Director of Academic Affairs Support
Grants Coordinator: Cindy Johnson
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
220 Russ Hall
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Telephone: (620) 235-4175
FAX: (620) 235-6192

PSU Numbers

FEIN, EIN, TIN: 22-3981479
DUNNS: 076260868
NSF: 0019265000
OPE/Title IV: 00192600NIH
Institutional Profile Number: 4196201
Human Subjects Assurance Number: FWA00019020 
Office of Research Integrity ORI: TBA

All proposals must be routed through Cindy Johnson prior to authorized signature.

Authorized signatory for PSU research: University President Steve Scott.

Funding Search Links

Use the links below to search federal funding across all agencies at, search for funding by federal agency and search for state funding.
Contact Cindy Johnson for a search of the Grantsmanship Center Funding Search Data Base.