How to Apply for Grants

Please review the following processes for applying for grants. 

Grant Application Permission Process

1. If a grant is for $5,000 or less, you are not required to seek approval prior to applying for it. However, the College requests that you notify OSP and the Office of the Provost when you submit an application for a grant of this size with this form. 

2. If a grant is over $5,000 and/or requires a cost match by the college, and/or involves other institutions, the faculty/staff member must complete an Intent to Apply for External Funding form and receive approval before applying for the grant to ensure the grant meets strategic goals, plans, and resources. 

Steps to submit Intent to Apply for External Funding:

  1. Complete the form and include a draft budget for review as well as the grant solicitation, description of the grant, and application materials as are available. 
  2. Faculty should have an endorsement of department chair and their division chair or program director.
  3. Submit the form via email to  for submission to the sub-committee of the executive council for approval. 

If you have any questions about the form, or are unable to access the form from this site, please contact OSP at 


Approval of Intent to Apply for External Funding

1. The OSP team will review the form for  presentation to the Grants Team for approval.

2.  A subcommittee of the executive council reviews and approves the request to apply for the grant. 

Applying for the Grant

  1. Federal and Foundation grants have different processes and portals for submission. Please contact the Director of Compliance Research and Grants for instructions specific to your grant.
  2. Completed Applications need final review at least 7 business days the grant deadline.