All grant proposals for support of research or institutional programs/projects by Trinity College faculty or staff must be reviewed internally before submission.

Trinity College policy requires that all grant proposals be submitted by the Grants Office and undergo an internal review prior to submission. Internal approvals begin with our electronic transmittal form, which records approval at all necessary levels. To ensure a timely submission, please send your proposal to the Grants Office 10 business days before the deadline.

Trinity’s Grants Office transmittal form alerts the college to all externally funded projects to be sure they mesh with departmental and dean-level priorities and planning. This internal review process ensures the college can provide required matching funds and accommodate requests for leave, while providing required administrative support on award spending, reporting, and audit. Completion of the form also ensures that there are no delays when you receive funding because all potential hot button issues have been addressed.

The form is automatic. The internal transmittal form records approval for all submissions for external funding. Once submitted, the form moves automatically for each required approval. After the principal investigator or project director (PI/PD) submits the form, the normal sequence is department chair, grants office, associate comptroller, and, finally, dean level approval.

Include a budget. The transmittal form must include a preliminary budget. Please complete your budget using the Grants Office budget template. If you need help, do not hesitate to contact us. Creating a budget is also a great way to begin to think about your project.

Please submit early. The sooner the better! Transmittal forms must reach the Grants Office at least 10 business days before the funder’s deadline for proposal submission. If the form arrives late, the Grants Office cannot guarantee institutional approval, and thus proposal submission. Submission more than 10 business days in advance is especially recommended for government grants since this allows our office time to help you craft your proposal and catch and correct any small errors that inevitably occur during the submission process.

Click here to start an internal transmittal form for your research or project.

Please contact us early and often to assist you with your grant submission. We are here to help you!


Grants Office

Mark Hughes 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.