​Advanced planning is one of the most important aspects of writing a successful grant proposal.

Faculty are encouraged to begin investigating potential sources of funding approximately one year before the planned research period. Please be cognizant that the Grants Office needs at least 10 business days in advance of the deadline to review all proposals before submission.

Your way to funding

The Grants Office is responsible for all Trinity College grant seeking or pre-award activities. Please notify our office as early in the process as you can if you are interested in submitting a grant proposal or fellowship application. The office is available to help with all aspects of your proposal. Further, if you have an idea in need of a funder, we can help you identify potential funders.

Trinity College has several resources to help you. Look here to find out more.

Once you have found a potential funder, you must submit a transmittal form to obtain approval from various campus offices including your department, the budget office, and the Dean of the Faculty. Find out more about institutional approval.

Creating a budget is an excellent way to begin to think about your project and to shape your proposal. Find out more here. Use the Trinity Grants Office budget template to start building your budget.

Drafting the proposal takes time and revision and always benefits from having a second pair of eyes to look it over. Find some resources here.

Once you are awarded a grant, careful stewardship, often including formal reporting, is required. Find out more here.


Grants Office

Mark Hughes Associate Director, Grants and Fellowships
201 B Hamlin Hall
Trinity College
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106-3100