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.
The Grants Office is responsible for all grant-seeking and funding opportunities undertaken by members of the Trinity College community. Please notify our office about any planned grant proposals or fellowship applications as soon as possible. The office is available to help with all aspects of your proposal. If we know you have a project or research that needs funding, we may know of sources that you hadn’t thought of. Come in and bounce your ideas off us.
Trinity College has several resources to help you. Look here to find out more.
Once you have found a potential funder, you must file a transmittal form recording approval from various campus offices including your department, the budget office and the dean. 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.
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.