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The following is a list of the primary services provided by the Grants Development Office:
Our office provides primary assistance to anyone submitting a proposal or application for funding to an outside agency. We will assist you with research, contacts, internal and external guidelines and policies, editorial services, printing services, basic secretarial support, and document dissemination. Any faculty or staff member considering submitting a grant application with Mansfield University as the administrative and fiscal agent must notify the Grant Development Office at least one month prior to the application deadline for assistance with local grants, and three months for assistance with federal and private grants. All applications must be approved and submitted by the Grants Development Office with university administration approval.
Effective pre-and post-award administration allows the University and grantseekers to increase the probability of grant awards, to mitigate potential problems, and to ensure compliance with internal and external regulations.
The Grants Development Office can develop specialized workshops on request for departments or classes. We also host presentations by funding agencies, such as the Center for Rural Pennsylvania. Obtaining external funding in the form of grants and contracts increases opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to become active in research projects, allows for additional University programs, increases the fixed assets of the University, allows the University to obtain personnel services associated with grant funds, and fosters the formation of partnerships between the University and external agencies and organizations. External funding is becoming increasingly necessary for the University to continue to provide high quality educational programs. Through workshops or individual sessions, we can help you find the resources you need for your project.
It is important to involve our office as early as possible when you are seeking external funding so that we can offer specialized services, help avoid problems, and increase the chances for funding success. We hope you will utilize our office resources and we look forward to working with you.
Elements of a Grant Proposal - an outline from the Center for Nonprofit Management Common Grant Application - a site of the Foundation Center for finding common application forms, including the one by NNG. This common grant application form is accepted by a number of foundations. It can be useful in organizing the information needed in a project proposal.
Foundation Center has several publications that explain development and proposal writing.
The Grantsmanship Center offers training courses on grant-writing and links to state and federal funders.
Administrating Grants, Contracts, and Funds,
by David Bauer: MacMillan Publishing