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External Grant Development and Application Procedures

External Grant Development and Application Procedures

Faculty members are encouraged to submit research and/or curriculum development proposals to external funding agencies. If unsure of where to look for funding, contact Amy Cuhel-Schuckers or Ryan Sauder (see below).

Please be aware that if your plans involve Sabbaticals or Leaves of Absence your benefits during periods of time when you are not receiving salary from F&M may be affected; you are encouraged to contact  in Human Resources directly.

Proposal Development

Very early in the proposal development process, contact Amy Cuhel-Schuckers, or ext. 4697, if the funding source is faculty research specific (e.g., Research Corporation, American Chemical Society, NSF, NIH, NEH, ONR, etc.). Contact Ryan Sauder, , for all instituational funding sources.

Guidelines for Grant Pre-Proposal and Proposal Submission

Please review the External Grant Information Guidelines for information about the grant application process.

Three weeks prior to the proposal deadline, complete an External Grant Proposal Worksheet or Grant Pre-Proposal/Letter of Intent/Intent to Collaborate Worksheet.

You will need to do the following before submitting the worksheet:

  1. Using funder guidelines and F&M's Budgeting Parameters Tool, complete the Grant Proposal Budget Spreadsheet. Please contact in the development stage of your budget and in the final budget stage.
  2. Read the Financial Conflict of Interest Policy. Complete and sign the Franklin & Marshall College Financial Disclosure Form. Send a signed copy to , Associate Dean of the Faculty. 
  3. All NSF grant applicants must read and sign the NSF Drug-Free Workplace Certification Form.
  4. Review Franklin & Marshall's Patent Policy.


Grant-Writing Tips

FAQs when applying for External Grants

FAQs about Postdoctoral Fellows