The Lumina Center, the Office of Institutional Advancement, the Christopher Center, and the Teaching Resource Center Present Introduction to Grantseeking.
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The Lumina Center, the Office of Institutional Advancement, the Christopher Center, and the Teaching Resource Center Present Introduction to Grantseeking on Campus September 27, 2007 Valparaiso University
Introductions Sandy McMullen, Director of Sponsored and Undergraduate Research Kathy Groth, Corporations & Foundations Coordinator, OIA Rick AmRhein, Dean of Library Services Cynthia Rutz, Director, Teaching Resource Center Michelle Scott, Accountant/Grant Specialist, Finance Office
Today’s Agenda Perspectives and Tips for New Faculty Grantseeking Statistics Support System, Roles, and Services Lumina Center Website Corporation & Foundation Giving Trends Foundation Center in CCLIR Upcoming Workshops and Helpful Tips
Perspectives and Tips for New Faculty Gary Morris, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Todd Hillwig, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Getting Started Go to VU’s home page @ www.valpo.edu Go to L in the A – Z index Click on Lumina Center Click on Grantseeking Workshop Series Scroll down to Current Semester Workshops and click on presentation
Grantseeking Statistics Faculty and staff more active in seeking grants in last five years Over the last two years, 100 proposals have been submitted to federal, state and private funding sources 49 were funded = 49% success rate 47% federal, 10% state, 43% private
G rantseeking $ upport $ ystem Lumina Center Sponsored & Undergraduate Research Library & Information Resources and the Teaching Resource Center Finance Office Kretzmann Hall OIAOIA Institutional Advancement
Supporting Roles The Lumina Center focuses on individual faculty research and department projects OIA focuses on college and University initiatives on a broader scale Finance Office reviews budgets and prepares financial reports Library and information resources and Teaching Resource Center in CCLIR
Support Services Available The Lumina Center and OIA will help to: identify potential funding sources organize ideas and projects gather data edit and review proposals develop budgets & narratives working with the Finance Office
Lumina Center Website About the Lumina Center Grantseeking Workshop Series Procedures and Forms Faculty Grants Student Research & Scholarship Resources Standard Proposal Sections & Documents Managing Your Grant
Next Agenda Items Corporations and Foundations Foundation Center in CCLIR Question and Answers
Corporate and Foundation Giving Trends Focus on targeted gifts Benefits to the corporation Emphasis on K-12 education and social services Accountability and long-term impact
Types of Support Programs are the #1 priority Check websites, annual reports, and 990 tax forms to see what really gets funded
Private Giving to Higher Education Midwest vs. the east and west coasts 2006 giving to Indiana colleges and universities Less support for higher education
Private Giving to VU Geographic restrictions Competing with Chicago and Indianapolis for dollars Few local resources
Foundation Center Overview of Resources Foundation Center in CCLIR Question and Answers
Upcoming Workshops Finding Statistical Information October 18, 2007 Seeking Support from Corporations and Foundations November 15, 2007 Location: CCLIR Room 261 B Time: 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Helpful Tips Explore the feasibility of your ideas/programs with colleagues and fit with University mission and strategic plan Contact Sandy or Kathy when you have an idea or are planning to prepare a proposal Research possible funding sources and become familiar with them (application cycles, deadlines, and requirements)
Helpful Tips Allow sufficient time to prepare your proposal and budget Allow ample time to get institutional approval, particularly for any commitment of University resources of any kind Strictly follow the application guidelines Use internal and external readers Proofread, proofread, and proofread!