Grants & Scholarship

Internal Grants and Sabbatical Leave

Through a generous endowment provided by a capital campaign “Priorities for the 80s”, funds have been made available annually to support a number of internal grant programs specifically for professional development for both full-time and adjunct faculty.

Faculty Development internal grants information, applications and forms are available on the OneStThomas Faculty Development site.  Please note that some of the grant application forms have changed, so be sure to download the current forms from OneStThomas.

External Grants

Sponsored Programs Office

The Sponsored Programs Office assists faculty with the preparation and submission of proposals for project funding from state and federal government funding agencies. It is the office delegated to provide institutional endorsement for proposals to external funding agencies. The Office can help faculty find funding from government sources, access and manage submissions, understand agency guidelines, prepare budgets, navigate the internal approval process, and more. The Sponsored Programs Office website has a FAQ page that will help faculty get started. For further information, contact Dr. Michael Warnock, director of Sponsored Programs, at or (651) 962-6038.

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Besides providing scholarships, many corporations and foundations contribute to the St. Thomas community by supportng faculty and student research initiatives. The Corporate and Foundation Relations Office can help faculty identify funding opportunities from private (non-government) sources, draft and submit proposals, prepare budgets, and more. For further information, contact interim director Lori Williamson at or (651) 962-6949.

Additional St. Thomas Grant Opportunities

Office of Community Engagement

The Office of Community Engagement offers several grant opportunities for faculty practicing, researching, and writing in community engagement. For more information, e-mail or call (651) 962-5380.

Office of Study Abroad

The Office of Study Abroad sponsors several Global Engagement travel grants for faculty wishing to globalize courses or develop study abroad oportunities. It also offers grants to attend CIEE International Faculty Seminars. For further information, e-mail or call (651) 962-6450. 

Luann Dummer Center for Women

Grants for faculty teaching, research, and writing on women and women's issues are offered by the LuAnn Dummer Center for Women. For more information, e-mail or call (651) 962-6119.

Social Innovation Collaboratory

The Social Innovation Collaboratory offers fellowships, grants and competitions that help faculty and students connect across the university and into the community to catalyze social innovation. 

Grant Writing Support

The Center for Faculty Development provides support to all St. Thomas faculty—full time and adjunct—on all aspects of writing and publishing scholarly work. This includes grant applications. We also collaborate with the Sponsored Programs Office and the Corporate and Foundation Relations Office to provide occasional workshops on grant-seeking and grant writing. For more information, see Faculty Writing Services.

In addition, St. Thomas currently has an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Faculty are highly encouraged to activate a free membership