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Faculty Publishing Guide: Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Working with the Office of Research & Grants

Step 1: Getting Started

Before you approach a foundation or draft a proposal, you should be able to answer the following questions:

  • Why are you the right person to be leading this project?
  • On what measurable problem or need are you focused? Why is this project necessary or important to accomplish?
  • What are your specific objectives? How much impact on the problem or need do you intend to have?
  • How will you achieve your objectives? What methods will you employ?
  • How will you evaluate your methods and impact?
  • How much money do you need? How will you spend it?

Step 2: Complete Funding Request Form


Step 3: The Office of Research & Grants can assist you by: 

  • Conducting prospect research to identify foundation prospects for your project.
  • Reviewing foundation guidelines to ensure alignment with your project and grant proposal.
  • Editing and providing feedback on your proposal draft and budget.
  • Submitting your proposal to the foundation including a tailored cover letter.
  • Assisting with grant management, donor stewardship and reporting requirements once a grant is received.