Externally Supported Programs

Summer Stipend Program
Deadline: October 1, 2015 (nomination required)*
Grant period: beginning May, 2016 or later
Award amount: $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing (summer or quad leave). Awards will be made in March, 2016.
This year, NEH invites projects relating to its new initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square. This initiative seeks to bring the humanities into the public square and foster innovative ways to make scholarship relevant to contemporary issues.  The initiative is based on the premise that the study of the humanities can help illuminate the complexity of many contemporary challenges while enriching our understanding of the common good.  The Common Good initiative also incorporates the Standing Together initiative, which encourages projects related to war and military service.
*The Faculty Research Committee invites proposals for consideration as one of the College‚Äôs two nominees.  To apply, please submit a preliminary proposal that comports with the proposal requirements detailed at www.neh.gov/files/grants/summer-stipends and consisting of just the project narrative (maximum of 3 pages, single-spaced), project title, and a brief project abstract. Submit as a PDF file attached to an e-mail to Kristin Magendantz by 4:00 p.m. on Friday June 19, 2015.  The Faculty Research Committee will announce the two designated nominees by Friday, July 17, 2015, who will in turn apply for the October 1 deadline.
The College had two successful proposals for the 2015 competition from faculty, Chris Hager and Rosario Hubert.  Questions?  Please contact Kristin Magendantz or Carol Darr in the Faculty Grants Office.


The Office of Faculty Grants and Sponsored Research provides information and assistance to Trinity faculty members in securing external funding and is responsible for processing and monitoring faculty-initiated grants proposals. The responsibilities of the office include:

  • Aiding faculty in the development, preparation, and submission of proposal for grants, fellowships, and projects (including conferences, lecture series, seminars, etc.). This assistance includes planning, editing, reviewing, checking the budget, and securing institutional approval.

  • Assisting in identifying and researching government agencies, private foundation, and other potential funders for a particular project and coordinating with the Development Office for faculty-initiated requests submitted to private foundations or corporations.

  • Providing access to and technical support for online proposal submission, such as the National Science Foundation's FastLane.

  • Serving as a contact for funding agencies concerning proposals submitted by faculty members.

  • Maintaining post-award contact with faculty and with the college's Business Office, which provides fiscal administration of the grant.

  • Providing information about grants and sponsored research through workshops, meetings, periodic targeted notices, and this website.

The Faculty Grants Office is located in Trinity Commons. The Director of Faculty Grants, Kristin Magendantz, can be reached by phone at (860) 297-5347 and by e-mail at kristin.magendantz@trincoll.edu. Her office hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment.