This Faculty Grants Handbook is designed to assist Barnard College faculty members in their efforts to obtain and administer grant funding for research or other scholarly activities. It is a reference guide prepared by the Office of Institutional Funding and approved by the College to provide information about developing and submitting applications as well as administering grant awards through the College.
Some of the information in this handbook is also relevant for institutional grants – projects that develop curriculum, renovate space, or fund student scholarships, for example – but it is primarily intended as a guide for sponsored research grant-seekers. Faculty members who are interested in pursuing or collaborating on institutional grants can review information here and contact the Office of Institutional Funding for support.
All applications for sponsored research, fellowships, or institutional grants must be submitted through the Office of Institutional Funding. In addition, preliminary proposals or letters of inquiry to foundations should be submitted through Institutional Funding. Submissions to Institutional Funding are reviewed and forwarded for Provost approval.
All of the policies and requirements addressed in this handbook may not be relevant for fellowship applications or proposals submitted to private foundations. The Office of Institutional Funding is available to help applicants determine which policies apply.
The Office of Institutional Funding
Barnard College encourages faculty members to pursue scholarly activities that will contribute to their fields of study as well as reflect and sustain the academic goals and mission of the College. The Office of Institutional Funding is the College’s resource for supporting faculty and staff in identifying funding opportunities, developing grant proposals, and submitting applications to government, foundation, or corporate funding agencies.
The Office includes the Executive Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations, the Director of Sponsored Research, the Associate Director of Sponsored Research Grants, the Manager of Institutional Funding, and the Institutional Funding Research Officer, all of whom work closely together to support faculty who are seeking grant funding. The staff reports to the Vice President for Development and works closely with the Offices of the President, Provost, and Finance and Operations.
The Office of Institutional Funding assists faculty with locating funding sources for research or other projects and activities by conducting personalized research as well as through an “opt-in” newsletter (email email@example.com to subscribe) and workshops. The Office also helps develop research and project budgets and reviews all aspects of applications prior to submission to ensure compliance with federal, College, and funding agency requirements.