Grant Information for Faculty and Staff

The Office of University Advancement is happy to help any member of the Manchester community submit a grant proposal that supports the University’s mission. Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching and identifying possible funding sources
  • Assisting with proposal writing (While you are the expert on the information presented, often we can strengthen your proposal with suggestions on focus, organization, etc. Depending on the topic or other factors, we may be able to write it.)
  • Proofreading, editing and providing feedback on drafts
  • Interpreting guidelines and directions on the application
  • Providing historical, statistical and institutional information about Manchester
  • Establishing a project management plan that keeps the effort on schedule
  • Helping develop a project evaluation plan
  • Helping develop a project budget
  • Assisting with electronic or postal submissions of grant applications
  • Photocopying application components, gathering required signatures, etc.

If you are interested in a specific funding opportunity, please check first with your vice president. Then complete the Early Notification Form for OUA.

At least one week before the funder’s deadline, all proposals for less than $10,000 must be approved by your vice president, and all proposals for $10,000 or more must be approved by the president.
We strongly encourage you to talk with Melanie Harmon at the beginning of the process. She’ll be happy to meet in your office at a time convenient for you and discuss ways she can help with the project.

Melinda can be reached at ext. 5211, or in Admin108.

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