External Grant Proposal Preparation 

Most grant-making organizations require that Franklin & Marshall College submit grant applications on behalf of our faculty and staff. Others do not explicitly require this but request information about institutional budgets and resources that require internal approvals. Franklin & Marshall College is considered the project applicant and bears fiscal and legal responsibilities in administering a grant so faculty and staff must follow the process described here in order to obtain institutional approval on all applications/proposals seeking external funding.

Contact Amy Cuhel-Schuckers, the Director of Faculty Grants & Compliance Resourcing, at ext. 4697  to schedule a meeting to discuss your strategic funding plans as soon as you start thinking about applying for external funding for your research. 

SPIN Global Suite is the single solution for Researchers and Principal Investigators who desire to spend less time doing the arduous and labor-intensive steps of searching but still be presented with ideally-suited and perfectly matched funding opportunities.

Please refer to the InfoED/SPINPlus information document to learn more about SPINPlus and how to set up an account.

Amy Cuhel-Schuckers, the Director of Faculty Grants & Compliance Resourcing, and Molly Dellinger, Grants Management Coordinator in the Office of College Grants  are available to assist faculty with preparing a:

  •  Full Proposal
  • Preliminary Proposal
  • Letter of Intent (LOI)
  •  Intent to Collaborate, or
  • Use Agreement


Compliance Matters 

Responsible Conduct of Research

F&M subscribes to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) which provides educational courses on Responsible Conduct of Research that includes the following modules: Research Misconduct, Data Management, Using Animal Subjects in Research, Research Involving Human Subjects, Conflicts of Interest, Mentoring, Authorship,...

CITI Program

Human Subject Study and Vertebrate Animal Study Guidelines

 If your research project involves a human subject or vertebrate animal study, then you must have the protocol reviewed and approved by the relevant committee upon receipt of an award.  

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Grant Writing Tips

Spend time in developing your idea or project, thinking about the critical needs it will address, and researching foundations that will support it. Finding the "right match" will contribute to your success in submitting a winning proposal. This is the most time-consuming step in proposal writing, but it's well worth the invested time.

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