Foundation and Corporate Relations

The Office of Foundation and Corporate Relations, in close collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Programs, obtains, manages, and stewards external grant support for College-wide institutional priorities and academic activities, programs, and initiatives, as well as for individual faculty research and scholarship.

Responsibilities are roughly allocated as follows:

Office of FCROffice of Sponsored Programs

Researches funding opportunities and maintains files of previously submitted grant proposals

Answers questions regarding awarding agencies' policies and regulations, and ensures that the College is in compliance

Builds relationships with funding agencies

Acts as a liaison between Whitman College and the funding agencies

Works collaboratively with faculty to facilitate grant-seeking for individual research projects or scholarship

Assists the P.I. with budget preparation for grant proposals

Provides editing and writing support, if needed, for faculty grants. Writes institutional boilerplate information for grant proposals

Provides assistance in the proper administration of successful grant awards

Develops institutional grant proposals for priorities that advance the academic mission of the College (as determined by the President or Provost)

Supplies each P.I. with monthly budget activity via spreadsheets

Provides assistance in the proper administration of successful grant awards

Tracks spending and issues reimbursements from grants

Responsible for stewardship of private grants (report writing and budget reporting, with P.I. assistance)

Responsible for completing all financial reporting and submission of reports to federal sponsoring agencies

Main focus is on preparation (research, writing, editing), submission, and stewardship of grants to private foundations and federal agencies

Main focus is on federal grants and budget development. Provides post-award management for both federal and private grants

We invite you to scroll through the website for general information on applying for external grants. If you are thinking of applying for a grant, or just want to discuss your ideas, contact us:
Rachna Sinnott
Director of Foundation & Corporate Relations
email Rachna
Tana Park
Sponsored Programs Coordinator
email Tana

Selected Recent Grants