Sponsored Research at Lafayette College

The role of the Office of Sponsored Research is to support faculty and others on campus so that they can successfully apply for and receive external funding to support their individual research projects.

Resources for Funding

Faculty, staff, and students can create customized searches of over 40,000 grants and foundations, including all federal agencies using SPIN.  Visit the website, create a username and password and have your account verified.  You will be notified when your account is active and you can set up and save your search(es).  Short tutorials are provided on the SPIN website for you to get started on creating/saving your searches.

Wellesley College has established a resource with funding opportunities separated according to discipline.

Resources for Grant Writing

Writing Proposals for ACLS Fellowship Competitions by Christina Gillis

On the Art of Writing Proposals:  Some Candid Suggestions for Applicants to Social Science Research Council by Adam Przeworksi and Frank Salomon

A Guide for Proposal Writing by the National Science Foundation

Preparing Grant Applications by the National Institutes of Health

Grant Writing Tip Sheets by the National Institutes of Health

Writing Your Application by the National Institutes of Health

Communicating Research Intent and Value in NIH Applications by the National Institutes of Health

Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research

For student research assistants who are supported with federal funding must complete RCR (Responsible and Ethical Conduct for Research) training offered by CITI.  Instructions on how to complete the training are herePlease discuss with your research mentor to determine if you need to complete.

If conducting research with humans subjects, visit the IRB Protocol website.

If conducting research with animal subjects, visit the IACUC Protocol website.

To report concerns regarding potential research misconduct, visit the faculty handbook Appendix N for guidance.

NIH Responsible Conduct of Research Information 

NSF Responsible Conduct of Research Information


To be filed annually with the Sponsored Research Office for all federally funded projects.  Click below, download, then submit to Director of Sponsored Research at jacksmar@lafayette.edu.

Conflict of Interest

Certificate and Assurances

Lafayette College Grant Manual

For guidelines and policies for pre-award, proposal writing, and post-award management, please see the Lafayette College Grant Manual.

Contact Information

Mary Ellen Jackson, Director

Sponsored Research
231 Markle Hall
Easton, PA 18042