Grants & Sponsored Programs

Grant Information for Faculty and Staff

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) 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
  • 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 see the grants Getting Started & Post-Award page.

We strongly encourage you to talk with Sara Larkin at the beginning of the process. She’ll be happy to meet in your office at a time convenient for you to discuss support of the project.

Sara can be reached at