CSB/SJU benefit from external funding that supports innovative projects and programs, research and scholarship, faculty and curriculum development, equipment purchases, capital improvements and more-all which enhance the overall educational and campus environment. External funds make a huge programmatic and financial impact on the student experience.
External funders include state and federal entities, public and private foundations, and associations/societies. The Grants Office staff assist faculty and staff research funders, find a good fit, prepare a grant proposal, and manage the overall process, so it's positive and rewarding.
With literally thousands of funders, the key is finding the right ones. We view grant seeking and grant writing as a partnership-you know the story of what you want the funding to do, we help you craft it to a funding audience so they are as jazzed about it as you are. We assist with preparation and submission (managing internal approvals, budgets, etc.), managing your grant once awarded, and celebrating successes.
Grant research, grant preparation and grant management take time. It involves research, planning, writing, creating, and budgeting, on time and while doing other things. We understand that once you embark on a grant, it's time consuming. We provide realistic information and timelines to help you manage the process. We are there from your initial inquiry to submission and beyond.