Director of the Office of Sponsored Research and Corporate and Foundation Relations
A grant is an agreement that commits Randolph-Macon College, along with the project
director or principal investigator, to carrying out the activities described in
the application and to administer the grant award as specified by the funding source.
All proposals for grants that will be made to Randolph-Macon College, including
those which request research funding for an individual faculty member, must be submitted
for pre-approval and final approval through the Office of Corporate and Foundation
The pre-submission approval process allows us to obtain the necessary authorizations
from the President and/or Provost and Business Office. It allows the College to
gauge the level of assistance and time needed for review and editing, obtaining
letters of support and administrative approvals, budget review, etc.; and allows
the College to plan ahead for online submissions where applicable. It also allows
the opportunity to assess compatibility with the College’s program and the opportunity
to identify any conflicts with existing proposals, or those under development, with
the same funder.
If you have identified a funding source:
Faculty members interested in applying for grants or other forms of financial support
should complete a pre-proposal form and submit it to our office. This form will
provide us with basic information about the proposal and project.
The College’s grant pre-proposal may be downloaded below. Once you have completed
the form, please save and send either by email or interoffice mail to Robert Patterson,
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. As referenced in the faculty handbook,
this pre-proposal information should be submitted sixty days prior to the announced
If you need help finding funding:
Our office can assist you in researching and identifying potential funding sources
for your project. If you have an idea in mind, please contact our office to schedule
an appointment to discuss the prospects for identifying funding resources and the
process of proposal design and development. Please be aware that given the competitive
nature of grants and the institutional time commitments of our staff, not every
idea may be a viable project for a proposal. If potential funding resources are
identified, we will continue to assist you with administrative approvals and the
development of your proposal.
Additionally, we have compiled a listing of grant opportunities for College faculty.
Please use the navigation bar to the left to view opportunities in your area of
Congratulations on your success!
For direct awards where a check is mailed to you, please make a copy of the check
and other documentation for your files. The originals should be hand delivered to
the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations for processing. The staff will
record the grant, coordinate with the Business Office on setting up an account,
and ensure that the check is deposited into the correct account.
For grant awards involving the electronic transfer of funds, please send or email
copies of the award letter and other guidance to the Office of Corporate and Foundation
Relations and Business Office.
The College’s Controller and/or Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will
meet with the project director(s) or principal investigator(s) to explain post-award
procedures, including reporting, time/effort sheets, vouchers, and other administrative
concerns. The Business Office will assist in monitoring the expenditures of your
grant, financial reports, and closeout of the grant.
The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations can assist with the review and
editing of any narrative reports due for your award as appropriate. Please send
copies of all correspondence (including project reports) with the funder to the
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