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.