Writing Grants

Thanks for your interest in applying for a grant.

Be sure to read Board Policy 6024: Income; Non-State Funds before proceeding. 

Please consider the following questions as you prepare your application and discuss with your Dean.

  1. Will faculty or staff be paid as part of the grant?
    • If yes, how will that pay occur: stipends, adjunct replacement, overload, other.
    • If yes, be sure to include the fringe rate as part of your application.
  2. Are indirects available as part of the grant?
  3. Is there a cash match required from Peru State? What will that be used for and what is the source of those funds?
  4. Is there an in-kind match requirement? Be ready to identify the in-kind match and its value.
  5. Will there be a commitment from Peru State past the period of the grant? What will be the source of the funding for this maintenance of effort?
    • If Yes, your grant may require prior approval. Be sure to consult with the VPAA as soon as possible if this is the case.

Application Process

After discussing the previous questions with your Dean, proceed to complete the following:

Acceptance Process

If you are awarded the grant, proceed to complete the following:

Timeline

All grant applications/offers must be received by the VPAF following this schedule:

To VPAF not later than Nov 13, 2017

To Board of Trustees Nov 20, 2017

Submission/Acceptance after Jan 16, 2018

 

To VPAF not later than Jan 26, 2018

To Board of Trustees Feb 2, 2018

Submission/Acceptance after Mar 23, 2018

 

To VPAF not later than Apr 23, 2018

To Board of Trustees Apr 30, 2018

Submission/Acceptance after Jun 14, 2018

Those working on grants must plan ahead so the College can meet the requirement of Board review/approval prior to any grant submission or acceptance.  Reminder – only the VPAF or President can sign a grant submission or grant acceptance.

Important Notes

  • Only the VPAF can sign documents with external parties. These include memorandum of agreements, agreements, or contract. Faculty should not sign these documents.
  • All additional documents received by the grant submitter MUST be forwarded to the VPAF immediately. The VPAF will review and distribute the documents to other reviewers as necessary
  • A copy of the Grant Acceptance Form and signed copies of all accompanying acceptance documents must be forwarded to the VPAA Office Assistant for retention/filing.

Grant Opportunities (updated periodically)