Faculty Grant Support provides assistance to faculty members pursuing external grants and fellowships by researching suitable funding opportunities, reviewing and critiquing proposals, aiding in proposal submission, and offering grants-related training and information sessions. We are located in the Office of University Development, which can be found behind and between Leyburn Library and Parmly Hall.
Please consider this page a hub for all things related to Faculty Grants. Below you will find updates on our office's activities and educational opportunities, as well as upcoming grant deadlines of interest. To the right, our Quick Links panel is a go-to list of tips, tools, and technical requirements for putting together a competitive proposal; more detailed information and recent W&L awards can be found on the left hand navigation column. We also encourage faculty to contact us for answers and advice on putting together proposals.
Federal Government Shutdown (updated Thursday, October 17): Communications delays should be expected as federal agencies restart and begin dealing with backlogged work.
CFR Adds a New Team Member: We are pleased to announce that Dr. Judith Wubah has been named the Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives in University Development as part of the Corporate and Foundation Relations team. With her academic background and her experience in grant making, Judith will bring important experience in fulfilling her responsibilities of proactively identifying and creating proposal strategies for major corporate, foundation, and government grant opportunities matching current and emerging institutional priorities and the current emphases of the funder; working closely with faculty in identifying possible government and other foundation or corporate funding for research and scholarship and helping develop proposal strategies; soliciting philanthropic support from prospective funders through the preparation and submission of written proposals; and assisting the provost, deans, and faculty with proposals. Judith will also teach an annual spring-term biology course for pre-med students.
APS Franklin Research Grants: $6,000 grants to scholars for research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. In 2012-2013 the Franklin Research Grants program awarded 85 scholars, and the Society expects to make a similar number of awards in this year's competition. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. Deadline is December 2.
NCUR: Faculty assisting students with NCUR proposals are reminded that abstracts and applications are due November 6.