Externally Supported Programs

Summer Stipend Program
Deadline: September 30,2014 (nomination required)*
Grant period: beginning May, 2015 or later
Award amount: $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing (awards will be made in March, 2015)
*If you wish to be considered as one of the College’s nominees, please submit a preliminary proposal that comports with the proposal requirements detailed at http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends and consisting of the project narrative (maximum of 3 pages, single-spaced), project title, and a brief project abstract, a bibliography and CV, and names of proposed recommenders, as a PDF file attached to an e-mail to Kristin Magendantz with copy to Sonia Cardenas) by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August, 29, 2014. Please be sure to check eligibility criteria.
This year NEH’s special initiative Bridging Cultures continues, so projects incorporating this theme will be most competitive. Such projects could focus on cultures internationally or within the United States. International projects might seek to enlarge Americans’ understanding of other places and times, as well as other perspectives and intellectual traditions. American projects might explore the great variety of cultural influences on, and myriad subcultures within, American society. These projects might also investigate how Americans have approached and attempted to surmount seemingly unbridgeable cultural divides, or examine the ideals of civility and civic discourse that have informed this quest. In connection with a focus on civic discourse, projects might explore the role of women in America’s civic life as well as the civic role of women in other cultures and regions of the world.
NOTE: Proposals to this program must be submitted to NEH online using grants.gov. Faculty members must first be selected as the College’s nominee before using the online system. Complete information about preparing a final proposal electronically is available at the NEH website.


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.