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Grants at HWS

Sponsored Programs

Sponsored Programs supports faculty in their efforts to obtain external funding for research and other scholarly activities. The Director of Sponsored Programs is responsible for the administration and coordination of faculty grant and fellowship proposals, and for the non-financial post-award administration of programs once they are awarded.

Faculty are encouraged to contact Sponsored Programs when planning and preparing external grant applications. Staff will review proposals and budgets to ensure that they comply with internal and external policies and guidelines. Preliminary draft proposals are welcome. In the post-award phase, the Director reviews and accepts sponsored agreements, and serves as institutional liaison with sponsors.

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) is charged to seek and secure financial support from corporations and foundations whose philanthropy corresponds to the priorities and needs of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Working with the Advancement team and the Colleges’ leadership, CFR staff solicit funding for capital improvements, endowment, curricular and faculty development, academic programs and student aid from corporate and foundation sponsors.