You have a great idea and/or project and need a funder. Before you begin searching the web, you need to be clear on the basics of your project. Spend some time thinking through the following: Who will benefit? Who would the project involve? What is the key issue or need to be addressed? Where? Is this a program of a department, the entire campus or more global? When will the project begin? End? Why should you/your colleagues/students/the campus be involved? How will you help address the issue or need? How much will the project cost?
Resources on funding sources:
The Internet is an abundant resource for grantseekers. Many of these resources are free, including all government guidelines. Many professional organizations include grant-related resources as a benefit of your membership. Concordia is a member of the Independent Colleges Office (ICO) which provides information and guidance on how to secure federal funding. Please contact the Director of Foundation Relations and Research Grants (DFRRG) at #3556 or firstname.lastname@example.org for password information for this online resource.
The DFRRG can interpret guidelines for you and provide technical assistance in the development of your proposal. The DFRRG is also your resource for all pre-award (proposal) and post-award policies. Once you have discussed your project within your division, please begin your quest for external grant support by contacting the DFRRG at extension 218-299-3556.
Other helpful websites:
The College of Arts and Letters: The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) at the University of Notre Dame provides a database with funding opportunities specific to The College of Arts and Letters faculty.