The Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC) is a service office at Birzeit University, it has been established in 2007 to serve as a liaison office between the donor and the various units at the university. The OGC exists to encourage and assist the Birzeit University faculty and staff in their pursuit of external funds, and to assure that all goes in line with university rules and regulations.
Office of Grants and Contracts Mandate
The office provides interested faculty and staff with a wide variety of supportive services and assistance that includes researching prospective funders, assistance in writing (primarily, although not exclusively, editing), budget development, revising all grant agreements, assistance in obtaining supportive documents, obtaining necessary university approvals, serving as the liaison to other university offices during the development of grant proposals, and assistance in submitting all proposals particularly by providing periodic workshops and technical assistance sessions to faculty and staff on issues of interest, such as the grant development process, budget development, and finding funding sources.
Believing in the role of the university in achieving the sustainable development of the Palestinian society, the office is continuously seek to provide assistance to the faculty and researchers of the university in all phases of externally-funded project development to support research and other activities. Support includes identifying funding sources, preparing of proposals, processing and obtaining appropriate sign-off and overseeing post award administration.