1. Brainstorming and Planning

  • Identify the kind of project you would like to create; craft a vision.
  • Contact the Associate Vice President, Academic Planning, Development, & Evaluation to discuss your project and identify funders.
  • Once a funder is identified, the Associate Vice President, Academic Planning, Development, & Evaluation will assign a Resource Development Officer to help you complete your project.

2. Project Development

  • You will meet or speak regularly with your Resource Development Officer until the project and budget are complete.
  • Planning meetings can take place over a course of days, weeks, or even up to a year, depending on the complexity of the proposal.

3. Grant Submittal

  • Your Resource Development Officer will submit the project to Restricted Accounting; after Restricted Accounting approves the budget, it will be sent to the President's office for final review and approval.
  • Once all approvals are secured, your grant will be submitted to the funding agency.

4. Grant Award and Management

  • Awards can be announced after several weeks or months. Oftentimes, the application will specify award dates.
  • Once an award has been announced, your grant writer will setup a Grant Kickoff Meeting with you to discuss reporting due dates, project deliverables, hiring staff and/or evaluators, and any other grant-related tasks.
  • Once your project is funded, you will be directed to Restricted Accounting, which will help you begin implementing your project budget.