Getting Started

Proposals for grants or subcontracts for external funding that will be administered by Union College (i.e., funds are paid to and disbursed by the College) and/or fellowships or other types of individual award programs (i.e., funds are paid to faculty member) must be reviewed and approved before they are submitted to the funding agency.

Here are a few useful links to get started on the path to grant funding:

10 Common Grant-Writing Mistakes – A list of the 10 most-common nonscientific errors seen in grant writing.
Advice for Meeting Directors at NSF – A how-to guide on meeting with NSF program directors and program officers
Can We Talk? Contacting Grant Program Officers – A journal article on how to master the relational demands of external funding
InfoEd SPIN Database – A robust tool enabling faculty to search for funding opportunities
Funding Sources – A comprehensive list of granting agencies, foundations, and organizations
Proposal Tips – Helpful suggestions for proposal development and internal approvals
Approval Process – Information for securing internal approval to submit your proposal or grant application, as well as important requests and consideration of Union resources
Faculty Profiles – Submit your interests so the Grants Office can search for funding and let you know when new opportunities become known
NSF – The Art and Science of Reviewing Proposals – A short reviewer orientation video that provides helpful tips for writing high quality reviews