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Applying for a grant?

Dear Faculty and Staff,

As we begin to wind down the academic year and think about the summer season ahead, the grants office invites you to work with us on your proposal ideas for external grant funding. Please note that all grant applications must be approved via the grants office prior to submission. In addition to helping your proposal be more competitive, this requirement ensures that the proposed budget is accurate and that there are no compliance or implementation issues in your application. 

Please reach out to us as soon as you start thinking about applying for grant funding. We are eager to hear about your proposal ideas and set up a time to meet.

The earlier you contact us in the process, the better! We can help you identify potential donors, interpret proposal guidelines, develop your proposal narrative, create an accurate budget, identify sources of institutional cost share, advise on grantsmanship, provide supporting documentation, and assist with final submission.

We do request a minimum of 30 days’ notice in advance of the deadline. Please provide even more advance notice if you intend to apply for government funding, since federal proposals can require several months of preparation.

The grants team—Anna Beno, Ariela Rosa, and I—look forward to working with you!

Warm Regards,

Amy Kester, Executive Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Sponsored Research Support—Lawrence University