All Springfield College people interested in external funding should contact and work with the Office of Graduate Education, Grants, & Sponsored Research well in advance of any deadlines.
The Director of Grants and Sponsored Research is a professional staff resource to faculty and administrators, providing support in developing externally-funded public grants and academic research projects. All proposals on behalf of Springfield College, its faculty, and staff, are submitted to the office, pending full college approval. Faculty applying for Individual Grants from external funders should also submit an Intent to Apply form, to be approved by their Chair and Dean.
Types of Assistance. The goals of Grants and Sponsored Research are to ensure that each application is thoroughly planned, submitted on-time, and that funded projects are administered successfully, well-representing Springfield College to funding agencies. The Director will work with you collaboratively to plan and develop your proposed sponsored project by a) assessing the fit and feasibility of funding opportunities, b) developing responsive proposal narratives and budgets, c) electronically submitting applications, d) negotiating and accepting awards, and e) properly administering a grant post-award.
Assistance is available in areas such as faculty research, professional development grants, academic and co-curricular program development, and for college-community engagement projects that serve local needs and educate students in spirit, mind, and body.
Private foundations: To avoid competing applications, the Director coordinates with the Development Office to ensure that the institution is not already planning a proposal for private restricted funds.