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 stands ready 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 Director of Faculty Grants and the Dean of Faculty’s Office

The Grants Office can help identify 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.

In addition to what you can find in these webpages, we provide information about grants and sponsored research through workshops, meetings, 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’s Office and the Office of Faculty Grants and Sponsored Research have developed guidelines governing applications for external grants, which can be found here.

When a proposal is ready, we provide access to and technical support for on-line proposal submission, such as the National Science Foundation’s FastLane or

We serve as a contact for funding agencies concerning proposals submitted by faculty members.

We maintain post-award contact with faculty and with the college’s Business Office, which provides fiscal administration of the grant.


Office of Faculty Grants and Sponsored Research

Kristin Magendantz Director of Faculty Grants and Sponsored Research
201 B Hamlin Hall
Trinity College
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106-3100

Access to the Grants Office requires climbing stairs. Please let us know if you'd prefer to meet somewhere else.