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Grants and Sponsored Research

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Foundation Relations supports faculty and the institution in obtaining grant support for research, scholarly, creative, and programmatic activities. It also assists with aspects of post-award administration, stewards foundation relations, and coordinates compliance oversight relating to sponsored research.

Assistance is available for:

  • Locating funding opportunities, including for sabbatical support
  • Navigating internal approvals of submissions
  • Workshopping proposal ideas
  • Reviewing submission guidelines from funders
  • Editing of grant pre-proposals, proposals, and reports
  • Developing project budgets
  • Preparing submissions in accordance with sponsor guidelines
  • Ensuring compliance with internal and external policies

Submission Eligibility for Grants and Approval of Grant Submissions

All grant proposals and pre-proposals requiring a commitment from Earlham, must be reviewed and approved before submission to the funder. Examples of College commitment include signature by an authorized organizational representative or other official, administration of funds by the College, commitment of time and effort of any employee or student, equipment (including computers) or space, development of a course, College matching funds or in-kind contributions, and other conditions.

Please see the following institutional policy for details on who is eligible to submit grants and the requisite review and approval procedures: Signature and Submission Authority.

Compliance Policies and Forms

Institutional policies related to compliance with federal terms and conditions regarding grants are available here.


Student Fellowships

Fellowship opportunities for students are managed by the Center for Career and Community Engagement and individual faculty mentors. Please see the Student Fellowship page for more information.


Director of Sponsored Programs and Foundation Relations

Sara Paule

Contact Information:

CoLab #108



List of Recent Grants to Earlham



Lilly Library Grant Resources

Earlham Funded Programs

Business Expense Policy


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