Copy Editing Services

To assist Fox doctoral students and faculty in their research goals, the Office of Research, Doctoral Programs, and Strategic Initiatives provides an in-house copy editor who can provide feedback on dissertations, grant proposals, scholarly articles, and conference papers.

Doctoral students and faculty can submit requests for editing assistance via Google Forms. The Office requires at least one week after submission for the copy editor to provide thorough feedback. To submit an assistance request for a paper, kindly fill out this form. For more information, email foxresearch@temple.edu.


Grant Writing Support Services

The Office of Research, Doctoral Programs, and Strategic Initiatives supports faculty, staff, and Doctoral Students in grant administration and proposal preparation.

Our services include:

  • Helping Fox faculty and students to find new funding sources
  • Building research networks by connecting faculty and students to other researchers within the Fox School and across Temple University
  • Providing guidance in proposal and budget preparation
  • Coordinating with the Temple University Office of Research, Sponsored Project Office
  • Facilitating the grant application process with the Temple University Office of Research
  • Assisting with the proposal entry through the Electronic Research Administration process
  • Advocating for faculty with the Office of the Dean and the Temple University Office of Research
  • Tracking the allocation of grant expenses and monitor the burn rate of the award
  • Assisting with the timely submission of periodic and final grant reports

Sponsored project proposal submission requirements:

  • All grant proposals must be submitted through the Temple University Office of Research, Sponsored Project Office
  • The Temple University Office of Research administrator for the Fox School and School of Tourism and Hospitality Management is John Penner (john.penner@temple.edu)
  • All proposals and contracts must be entered in the Electronic Research Administration (ERA) software and be accompanied by an electronic Sponsored Project Administration Form (eSPAF)
  • Human Subject protocol and exemption and Conflict of Interest documentation must be entered through the ERA software
  • All proposals must be in the Temple University Office of Research five business days prior to the deadline.
  • The Fox Office of Research, Doctoral Programs, and Strategic Initiatives will need an abstract (not necessary in final format), a budget and budget justification 2 weeks prior to the deadline

Writing Your Proposal

The Fox School assists its scholars in their pursuit of research funding by guiding them throughout the application process. As an initial step, the Office of Research, Doctoral Programs, and Strategic Initiatives has assembled a grant writing workbook to help refine the scope, direction, and application of each individual proposal. Available below, this workbook is a valuable tool for any researcher to ensure an effective and competitive funding proposal.

Students, faculty, and staff interested in submitting a grant proposal should contact Joseph Ryan (jp.ryan@temple.edu), senior associate director of research and administration for the Office of Research, Doctoral Programs, and Strategic Initiatives, for further assistance. The Office will guide you through proposal and budget creation, assist in ensuring your proposal adheres to both the university and granting funding agency processes, and is available to assist in the preparation of the supplementary materials must accompany your proposal.