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Grants & Grant Writing

A description of print and online resources that can assist you in locating and obtaining funding for education, research and non-profit projects.



This guide provides useful resources and tips for seeking external funding opportunities.  The Office of Advancement at Spalding University cultivates relationships with alumni, foundations, grant makers, and individual donors to support institutional priorities and encourage long-term investment in the success of university endeavors and programming. Grant writing is one of many tools used to develop project initiatives and ensure future sustainability.


Grant Writing and Approval Process

Applications and proposals are submitted to philanthropic entities by Spalding University ("the applicant") on behalf of individual faculty and/or investigators and staff.

Leadership approval of grant applications and project proposals must be obtained prior to seeking funding. At a minimum, approval must be received from the department chair, who may require further approvals from the appropriate dean, the provost, and president. All faculty course releases, and subsequent course arrangements, must be approved in advance by the department chair, dean, and provost.

Disclaimer: The Office of Advancement is not responsible for the authorization of costs or any allocation of university resources. Grant writers must receive the approval of university leadership prior to submitting funding requests or seeking grant writing assistance from the Office of Advancement.

Faculty and staff are responsible for writing and submitting applications for project specific grants, as well as for the operational aspects of funded projects; however, the Office of Advancement is available to provide assistance at any point during proposal development, the application process, and upon the award of funding to coordinate reporting requirements. Please contact the Office of Advancement, to ensure that individual project proposals are coordinated with other university efforts, for assistance of any kind, or for questions regarding the approval process.