Spring 2020 Grant Writing Program

During the 2020-21 academic year, the College is running a pilot program aimed at fostering faculty grant-writing success. Our focus this fall has been on NSF applications.  The upcoming spring will focus on foundation grants.

We are now inviting applications from tenured faculty who are interested in being part of our spring cohort. We anticipate selecting 5-6 faculty members who are interested in applying for a grant 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 is 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.   

- 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.

The due date for applications is October 9, 2020.

Please submit a one-page proposal and a curriculum vitae on the ISLA website under Spring 2020 Grant Writing Program