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INTERNAL FUNDING

St. Mary’s College of Maryland offers grants to faculty to support professional development, conference presentations, travel in conjunction with the development of study abroad opportunities, and other grants as funds are available. This information can be found on the Dean of Faculty’s web site.

Nov 19, 2013 Dean Rushing announces 2014 Grant Writing Incentive

A generous donation in early 2012 provided a fund that we used to support six or seven faculty who developed grant proposals over the course of the summer and fall of 2012. Those faculty did great work on their proposals, with multiple proposals submitted and to be submitted. 
There are some funds remaining from this gift, so we now offer a slightly different incentive program to foster collaborative and institutional grant proposals. We recognize that in this funding climate it can be daunting to consider applying for highly competitive funds, and this incentive program is designed to provide some support to help launch such proposals.
Follow this link for details. You'll see that the document directs you to work with Sabine Dillingham (Director of Research and Sponsored Programs) and Rich Platt (Associate Dean of Faculty) to answer any questions you may have about this program. I hope you'll dream big - I look forward to hearing about your ideas.
Beth Rushing

EXTERNAL FUNDING

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) in Academic Affairs assists faculty and staff in seeking external funding to support research, scholarly activities and program development opportunities. The Development Office in Advancement seeks support from donors, alumni, and endowments. They also work with community businesses, corporations and foundations to identify funds to support research, scholarship and development opportunities. The RSP Director collaborates with the Director of Development and Campaigns  to assist faculty in developing proposals for non-competitive or unsolicited funds. Foundations and corporations fund many programs such as scholarships, building construction, special academic projects, research studies and internship stipends.  From awards that support The Center for the Study of Democracy to computer science co-op programs—the Office of Advancement has helped faculty secure unsolicited funds that support important programs that align with our mission and seek to improve teaching and learning for our community.

You can also search a variety of funding sources on your own; detailed information on these options is provided on the faculty portal page, entitled Grants-Sponsored Research. Specifically, go to portal page sidebar and look under "Locating Funding Sources", "Federal Funding Sources" , "MD Funding" and "Foundations" for some popular places to begin your search.