proposal is a legal document. If awarded, it contractually binds both
the funder and the College.
Because of this, any grant proposal that
goes out from
staff or faculty must undergo a review process,
members need to have their proposed project
approved by their Division Chair and the
Vice President for Academic Affairs
members need their proposed project approved
by their Supervisor.
faculty and staff grant activity must
be coordinated with the Director of Foundation
and Community Relations.
assures that we are all aware of what the proposal
is asking and what it says the College will
do in return, if the award is granted
notify the Director of Foundation and Community
Relations if you have a project that needs funding.
You will need to complete a Grant
Information Request Form.
provide a link to or a copy of the announcement
if you are responding to an RFP or know which
agency you plan to apply to.
ensure before you promote your project that
it is well defined, scrutinized carefully by
your division chair and/or supervisor, and vetted
for its relevance to College priorities.
leave enough time, at
least two weeks before the proposal's deadline,
to have your proposal reviewed by the Director
of Foundation and Community Relations.
search for grant opportunities on the Funding
Resources site or contact the Director of
Foundation and Community Relations if you need
help in identifying funding sources.
consult with an Institutional Advancement officer
prior to contacting people for raising money.
inform us of your contacts or connections with
corporations or foundations, and after making
phone calls, emails, visits, or after having
met someone in the context of fund raising at
a planned or chance social setting. Because,
having a connection with a funder can improve
chances of success by as much as 300%!
understand that as a representative of St. Thomas
Aquinas College your contacts for fund raising
purposes must be coordinated through the Office
of Institutional Advancement.
Dont submit any written or emailed
materials outside of the Colleges approved
Dont despair if your proposal is
not funded. It takes perseverance and good fortune
to achieve a successful proposal. Most are declined!