Faculty Grant Support provides assistance to faculty members pursuing external grants and fellowships by researching suitable funding opportunities, reviewing and critiquing proposals, aiding in proposal submission, and offering grants-related training and information sessions. We are located in the Office of University Development, which can be found behind and between Leyburn Library and Parmly Hall.
Please consider this page a hub for all things related to Faculty Grants. Below you will find updates on our office's activities and educational opportunities, as well as upcoming grant deadlines of interest. To the right, our Quick Links panel is a go-to list of tips, tools, and technical requirements for putting together a competitive proposal; more detailed information and recent W&L awards can be found on the left hand navigation column. We also encourage faculty to contact us for answers and advice on putting together proposals.
Faculty members who have worked with us in the past should note that George Carras, W&L director of corporate and foundation relations since 1997, retired from that position June 30, 2011. Dr. Carras will continue working as a senior research professor here at Washington and Lee.
W&L a Leader for Fulbrights: The Chronicle of Higher Education has noted Washington and Lee as a top performer among liberal arts universities in obtaining faculty Fulbright awards. W&L's three Fulbright wins in 2012 placed us second among our peers. Congratulations again to our deserving faculty winners.
Reporting Changes for National Science Foundation: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is implementing a significant change in the way Principal Investigators (and co-PIs) report on their NSF-funded projects. Beginning on March 18, 2013, PIs will be required to submit their annual, final, and interim project reports in Research.gov, NSF's modernization of FastLane.
The Thomas F. and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust: For more information on renewing your current Jeffress grant or applying under the new Jeffress program, please contact George Graves.
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends: Full-time faculty members are invited to apply for nomination as W&L's Summer Stipend representatives. For information on the program, visit: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends. If you have questions about W&L internal procedures or wish to be nominated, please contact Dean Suzanne Keen.