How We Support Faculty:

The Grants and Research Office supports scholarly inquiry in a number of important ways.   At the core of our mission is a commitment to assist faculty and staff as they seek funding from governmental agencies to support research, curricular enhancement and reform, and partnerships with communities outside of the University of St. Thomas. (You can see some of our most recent government grant applicants in the slideshow above.)

If you are a faculty member at the University of St. Thomas, we can help you:

  •  find sources of funding from among governmental agencies by tapping online search engines and other resources;
  •  access and use online submission engines that state and federal agencies commonly use ( and Fastlane and others);
  • understand and interpret complex agency guidelines and solicitations;
  • develop budgets for grant proposals that are accurate and constructed in a way that is consistent with agency guidelines and institutional policies;
  • create more effective project designs and write more compelling narrative texts;
  • secure and document the commitment of internal resources in support of sponsored projects;
  • navigate the internal review and approval process that is required of all proposals prior to their submission to an external sponsor;
  • conduct follow-up communications with state and federal agencies, interpret reviewers' comments, and position themselves to re-apply when a proposal is not funded.


For more information:

David F. Steele, Ph.D.
Director, Grants and Research Office

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