Information for Faculty and Students

Internal Funding Resources for Faculty

Look here for ideas and assistance regarding internal funding sources for faculty.

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External Funding Resources for Faculty

Look here for ideas and assistance regarding faculty grant submissions to external funding agencies

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Funding Opportunities for Students

Look here if you are a student interested in funding sources for research.

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About the Office of College Grants

The Office of College Grants (OCG) exists to support the scholarly and creative pursuits of faculty, students, and staff and the strategic priorities of the institution.

The OCG provides the following pre-award services:

  • Interpreting guidelines for grant proposals
  • Conceptualizing and preparing grant and fellowship proposals
  • Assisting with budget development
  • Providing support for IRB, IACUC, and COG committees
  • Functioning as a liaison to administrative departments
  • Facilitating grant-related internal and external collaborations
  • Collegial advice on seeking all types of funding
  • Administering internal research funds


Core Values

 Staff members in the Office of College Grants, a collaboration between College Advancement and the Office of the Provost, are committed to the following set of operating principles:

  • Working hand-in-hand with grant and fellowship seekers to leverage internal funding sources and secure external funding to ensure F&M’s position on the leading edge of liberal arts education
  • Relying on core, shared values of education, quality, integrity, service, collegiality, responsibility, and accountability to expand grant-seeking capacity campuswide
  • Providing the College community with the services and resources required to seek and secure funding for scholarly, creative, service-related, curricular, and other efforts related to student success, scholarship, and F&M's overarching mission
  • Adhering to and advancing relevant best practices among national liberal arts colleges

Staff Areas of Expertise

Amy Cuhel-Schuckers (717-358-4697)
· Faculty grant & fellowship developmentGrant budgets & proposal submission
· Proposal conceptualization
· Proposal editing and targeted feedback
· Compliance resourcing

Molly Dellinger (717-358-4517)
· Grant budgets & proposal submission
· Subawards
· Grant management (bridge to post-award)
· Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) Coordinator

Janeen Maxwell (717-358-5918)
· Institutional grant proposals
· Institutional grant reports
· Collaborative proposal development

Kathy Hertzler (717-358-3982)
· Faculty Research/Prof. Dev. Fund (FR/PDF)
· Committee on Grants (COG)
· Office of College Grants Resource Fund (OCGRF)

Tiffany Forte (717-358-4414)
· Faculty liaison to Business Office
· Portfolio Manager: Granted Funds

Ryan Sauder (717-358-4271)
· Office of College Grants leadership
· Institutional grant proposals & reports
· Advancement liaison

Corporate and Foundation Grants 

Advancing the Educational Mission

Corporate and foundation grants are one of the most effective means of supporting education, research and scholarship so that F&M can continue to enhance the academic programming that distinguishes the College at the leading edge of liberal arts education. 

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PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program

Pennsylvania's well-established Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Programoffers businesses an incredible opportunity to direct a portion of their state tax dollars to educational improvement organizations such as Franklin & Marshall, which use the funds to support innovative educational programs that directly benefit students in...

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The Pulse

Story 8/16/2016

F&M Recipient of National Teaching Award Makes Science...

Franklin & Marshall College's Associate Professor of Chemistry Kate Plass has been named a Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, a national honor recognizing instructors committed to engaging undergraduate...

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Can Living With Two Languages Make You Smarter?

To determine whether there are cognitive benefits to being bilingual, a Franklin & Marshall College professor and her Hackman student scholar are examining research participants in areas such as...

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Story 7/5/2016

Conditioning a Computer to Make the Right Decisions

While it sounds counterintuitive – making wrong predictions to learn good decision-making – that is exactly how humans think, and it's how a Franklin & Marshall College professor wants artificial...

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