The Office of Grants works to promote faculty research and institutional priorities by identifying and helping obtain external support from government agencies, foundations, and corporations. It is home to both Sponsored Programs and Corporate and Foundation Relations.

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.

The Director of 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.


Mailing address:

Office of Grants
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Fax: (315) 781-4564

The office is physically located at 613 S. Main Street on the lower level.


Roberta Truscello
Director of Sponsored Programs
Phone: (315) 781-3754

Martha Bond
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Phone: (315) 781-3780

Karen Goulet
Grants Manager
Phone: (315) 781-3067