Trinity College’s Grants Office supports faculty seeking grants for sponsored research. We provide information and assistance in securing external funding and are responsible for processing and monitoring faculty-initiated grant proposals.
Our office is here to help.
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 Senior Director of the Grants Office and the Dean of the Faculty’s Office
The Grants Office can help identify government agencies, private foundations, corporations, and other potential funders for faculty research, performances, fellowships, or projects.
In addition to what you can find in these webpages, we provide information about grants and sponsored research through workshops, meetings, newsletters, and periodic targeted notices.
The Grants Office can help develop and prepare proposals for grants, fellowships, and projects (including conferences, lecture series, and seminars). This includes planning, editing, reviewing, checking the budget, and securing institutional approval. The Dean of the Faculty’s Office and the Grants Office have developed guidelines governing applications for external grants, which can be found here.
When a proposal is ready, the Grants Office provides access to and technical support for on-line proposal submission, such as the National Science Foundation’s Research.gov, the National Institute of Health’s eRA Commons, or Grants.gov.
The Grants Office serves as a contact for funding agencies concerning proposals submitted by faculty members.
The Grants Office maintain post-award contact with faculty and with the college’s Business Office, which provides fiscal administration of the grant.