About the Office of College Grants

The Office of College Grants - OCG - is responsible in part, for directing and guiding Franklin & Marshall’s students, faculty, and staff through external and internal research funding opportunities to ensure F&M’s position on the leading edge of liberal arts education. Staff members rely on core, shared values of education, quality, integrity, service, collegiality, responsibility, and accountability when providing valuable assistance at all stages of the grant or fellowship process. The OCG supports the strategic priorities of the institution across the funding lifecycle. 

The OCG supports college-wide research policies, procedures, operations, support infrastructure and educational programs. These include research administration systems, and research ethics, education, and compliance. The OCG promotes the responsible and ethical conduct of research, and a culture of responsibility, ethics, and compliance among faculty, students, and staff involved in research and related activities. 

The OCG also provides administrative support to the Institutional Review Board (IRB)Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and Committee on Grants (COG)

To effectively serve grant and fellowship seekers, the Office of College Grants houses staff from multiple divisions in one location. For a listing of staff areas of expertise click here


Internal and External Funding Resources for Faculty 

The Office of College Grants exists, in part, to further the scholarly research and creativity of Franklin & Marshall's Faculty through Internal, External, Fellowship and Leave funding opportunities. 

Internal Funding Resources for Faculty

Look here for information regarding internal funding sources, the guidelines, and application process.


External Funding Resources for Faculty

Look here for information regarding F&M's external grant proposal preparation process and to read: Grant Proposal Preparation and Submission FAQs, Elements of a Grant Proposal,  & Proposal Budget Development.   


Faculty Fellowship and Leave Funding Information

Look here for information regarding opportunities for faculty to obtain fellowship and leave funding. 


Internal and External Funding Resources for Students

Committee on Grants

 The Committee on Grants (COG) fund provide students and faculty with supplemental funding for creative research projects in arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.


External Funding Opportunities for Students


Human Subject Study and Vertebrate Animal Study Guidelines

The Office of College Grants provides administrative support to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).  Click here for information regarding the procedure, guidelines, and ethics of research involving human subject studies and vertebrate animal studies. 


Staff Areas of Expertise

For a link to the directory page hosted by Franklin & Marshall College, click here.

Amy Cuhel-Schuckers
Director of Faculty Grants & Compliance Resourcing

  •  Grant/fellowship conceptualization, editing, and targeted feedback
  • Budget feasibility development; proposal submission
  • Expertise on research compliance to institutional partners

Molly Dellinger
Grants Management Coordinator

  • Grant budgets & proposal submission
  • Subawards
  • Grant management (bridge to post-award)
  • Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) Coordinator

Andrea Sherman
Senior Accounting Analyst

  • Faculty liaison to Business Office
  • Grants Portfolio Manager

Kathy Hertzler 
Administrative Assistant for College Grants

  • Faculty Research/Prof. Dev. Fund (FR/PDF)
  • Committee on Grants (COG)
  • Office of College Grants Resource Fund (OCGRF)

Ryan Sauder 
Senior Director of College Grants and Assistant Dean of Academic Advancement

  • Office of College Grants leadership
  • Institutional grant proposals & reports
  • Advancement liaison

Janeen Maxwell
Associate Director of Foundation & Corporate Relations 

  • Institutional grant proposals
  • Institutional grant reports
  • Collaborative proposal development


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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Spring 2019 Issue - College Grants News

Our Spring 2019 issue features profiles recent awardees, shares news of internal faculty grant awards for 2018-19, alerts you to upcoming deadlines, and more.

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Kate Plass – OCG STEM Faculty Fellow

The Office of College Grants (OCG) announces its first STEM Faculty Fellow. 

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Converting Light with Lasers to Better See a Microscopic...

For her research, Amy Lytle recently received a $407,000 National Science Foundation Award, one of NSF’s most prestigious.

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