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Support for our Faculty

In addition to interfacing with external stakeholders to obtain support through the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of foundations and corporations, our office also supports our faculty members’ pursuit of private funding for individual research and curricular projects.

We conduct prospect research to help identify private institutional funders and assist with specific funding applications and proposals. As the first step in connecting with us, we ask faculty to please complete the Faculty Funding Request Form, which will provide core information for us to best assist faculty.

For funding requests that may be awarded as “grants” or “contracts” or that require a specific itemized budget, we work closely with the Hamovitch Center, which finalizes budgets, as well as provides other more technical pre-and post- award activities.

Faculty Funding Form

Our Key Functions and Responsibilities include:

Pre-award (during the grant application process), we:

  • Assist with prospect research
  • Obtain required institutional clearances from University Advancement
  • Work with Hamovitch on budget development
  • Strategize and assist with proposal development, namely grant writing and editing
  • Obtain/develop additional required attachments for submission
  • Ensure compliance with internal protocols such as initiating and submitting applications for approval through the KC system
  • Ensure compliance with external funding requirements and guidelines
  • Submit completed applications and proposals to funders

Post-award (after the grant is awarded), we:

  • Work with Hamovitch and the Office of Contracts and Grants to appropriately setup grant and contract awards
  • Ensure gift awards are successfully processed
  • Develop and submit donor acknowledgement letters
  • Maintain regular communication with private funders
  • Ensure fulfillment of funding requirements
  • Assist in completing and submitting narrative reports
  • Work with the Office of Sponsored Projects Accounting to ensure submission of financial reports