Faculty Grants Support

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) assists faculty members in pre- and post-award activities including identifying and obtaining external grants and fellowships. CFR provides research for funding opportunities, assistance in developing proposals and budgets, support in securing approvals and electronic proposal submission, and reporting/closeout guidance for awarded projects. The office also leads grants-related training and information sessions designed to improve grantsseeking knowledge, and works with awardees to share knowledge of grants-funded projects with the W&L community. We are located in the Office of University Development, between Leyburn Library and Parmly Hall.

Contact CFR to:

  • Guide you through the proposal process
  • Schedule a consultation meeting to lay the groundwork for collaboration
  • Discuss potential projects and determine proposal readiness
  • Provide input on your communication preferences
  • Tell us how CFR can help you
Grants Opportunity Announcements

Check this page frequently for the latest announcements and deadlines for submissions, then contact the Corporate and Foundation Relations Office to guide you through the process from proposal preparation to final reporting. Also be sure to utilize the SPIN/SMARTS Database, the largest database of sponsored funding opportunities. Click the "Sign In" link in the upper right cornter to sign into your account or to create a new account.

Grants Development: Workshops and Guidance

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations offers periodic workshops on techniques and resources for crafting competitive applications. Workshops are scheduled throughout the year based on faculty interest, and are generally a part of Fall and Winter Academies. If you would like to attend a workshop or have a topic to suggest, please contact Wendy Lovell (x8415; wwlovell@wlu.edu).

Policies and Required Forms

Official W&L forms that are required for a proposal submission and provide information on approvals, training, and other policies. It is recommended that faculty review these policies and forms early in the process to avoid delays.

Grants Administration

These guidelines are designed to assist faculty and staff in administering grants and contracts and managing projects.