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