Faculty Grants + Sponsored Research

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. The Dean’s Office and the Office of Faculty Grants and Sponsored Research have developed guidelines governing applications for external grants, which can be found here.  All tenure-track and tenured faculty, as well as faculty with renewable long-term contracts, are eligible to apply for grants. Requests by others, including visiting faculty, staff, unaffiliated or grant-supported individuals, will be reviewed jointly by the Director of Faculty Grants and the Dean of Faculty’s Office.
  • 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 on-line 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.