The Grants Development Office


Call for Participants

The Life of the Mind (LOTM) spotlights the teaching, research and scholarship, creative activity, service, and varied integrated contributions made by our faculty to the academic/intellectual life of the campus and beyond. The 2017 LOTM faculty showcase event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 8 and Thursday, November 9 in Morris Conference Center.

Visit the LOTM webpage for more event information and to submit an abstract for presentation; the deadline has been extended to Friday, October 20 for abstract submission. If you have any questions about the 2017 LOTM, contact Kathy Meeker or Chris Barberio.

*NEW* LOTM Faculty Workshop: "Crafting Effective CVs, Resumes, and Bio Statements" facilitated by Katie Linder (who also led the GDO 1+1/2 day "Why Grants?" workshop for faculty in March 2017). The CV workshop is free and open to everyone, and will be held on November 9 at 10:00 am in 104 Morris Conference Center.


FACULTY/PROFESSIONAL STAFF RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY GRANT PROGRAM. This program is designed to supplement support to faculty in all disciplines to begin or maintain a research agenda or to conduct creative activities. Applicants can request up to $3,000 for the funding period ending June 30, 2018 (target date for expending funds; project activities may continue past this date). Awarded funds may only be used to cover costs associated with the proposed research or creative activity, such as necessary travel, supplies, student assistants, etc. Priority in funding decisions will be given to junior faculty and applicants who have not received previous awards, and to projects that engage students, as defined in the College’s Strategic Plan 2015.
DEADLINE: Wednesday, 11 October 2017 at 5:00 pm


"Traditional" Track: Awards funding of up to $1,500 (+ fellowships for student and faculty mentor) for independent research and creative activity project conducted by students with faculty sponsorship. DEADLINE: Wednesday, 15 November 2017 at 5:00 pm

*NEW* Research/CA "Shadowing" Track: This pilot program is intended to broaden student engagement in research/CA, whereby a student with little-to-no experience (freshmen/sophomores, but transfer students may also be eligible) would join a faculty member’s research/CA endeavor as an “observer” or a junior team member. Budgets can include up to $500 for project expenses (+ stipends for the faculty mentor and the ‘shadow’ student). DEADLINE: Online applications, to be submitted by full- or part-time faculty only, will be accepted on a rolling basis.

More details and application materials for both grant tracks are available on the Committee on Research website. An Information Session for students (and interested faculty) with Research Committee members will be held on Wednesday, October 18 at 5:00 p.m. in Hunt Union, Butternut Valley Room. Also feel welcome to contact a member of the Committee on Research if you have questions.


The GRANTS DEVELOPMENT OFFICE (GDO) makes a significant impact on the College, both financially and culturally, by working with facuty and staff to obtain external funds for research and other scholarly efforts, programs, instruction, and other institutional priorities and initiatives. The GDO also supports and promotes the connection of research (particularly that which engages students) and professional development to scholarship and academic excellence. The GDO assists faculty and staff with conceptualizing, planning, drafting and submitting proposals. Contact us during the early stages of developing your proposal; this will allow us to serve you best, by providing everything from proposal drafting, editing and formatting, to submission of proposals.

The GDO/Sponsored Programs (SP) Advisory Council facilitates ongoing exchange between these administrative units and faculty, to strengthen existing and future partnerships, and enhance "seamless" pre- (GDO) and post- (SP) award services.

The Faculty Associate for Grants Development works in close collaboration with with the GDO to provide professional development and grant-seeking expertise/consultation to the campus community. The Faculty Associate for 2017/18 is Dr. Keith Schillo of the Biology Department.

The Grants Development Office (GDO) is a unit of the Office of Academic Programs, under the direction of the Associate Provost of Academic Programs, Dr. Eileen Morgan-Zayachek. Overview of the Office of Academic Programs.ppt

Sr. Grantswriter
Christine Barberio
607-436-2786 (fax)