Fall 2020 Grant Writing Program

The Arts and Letters Program for Grant Writing Support will follow a cohort model with 5-6 faculty per semester. All tenured Arts and Letters faculty will be eligible to apply. The fall cohort will be faculty interested in applying for NSF funding and the spring cohort will be faculty interested in applying for funding of at least 100K from a foundation such as ACLS, Russell Sage, Samuel H Kress, William T Grant, John Templeton, etc. Enrollment will be competitive, based on a one-page proposal that outlines the intended research project and funding agency, CV, and a detailed history of grant and fellowship submissions. Assistance with locating funding opportunities will be available prior to the application process from ISLA and Foundation Relations. Faculty chosen to participate will receive:


  • An initial meeting with a proposal coordinator to discuss the required elements of the proposal by the funder. The coordinator will take responsibility for assembling the standard elements of the proposal such as bio-sketches of co-investigators, facilities and equipment descriptions, and required certifications
  • A faculty mentor with a history of grant writing success to meet biweekly with members of the cohort;
  • Comments from either a professional grant writer or an expert with experience in proposal reviews prior to submission;
  • Budget preparation from pre-award staff.   


To facilitate participation in the program, faculty will receive a one-course reduction in the semester they participate. Faculty mentors will also receive a course release.

Due date for fall applications is February 14, 2020. Please submit a one-page proposal and a CV here