The Grant Life Cycle provides an overview of the entire proposal submission and administration process. It helps you to understand policies and procedures and walks you through the steps from identifying funding opportunities to applying for and administering grants.
Faculty are encouraged to familiarize themselves with these resources and use them to identify foundations and corporations with interests most closely aligned with their current research, project, or program.
Provides background and context on Tufts’ funding relationship with a particular foundation or corporation
Connects faculty with colleagues who have received funding from a foundation or corporation that a faculty member is interested in approaching
Connects faculty to corporate or foundation program staff and advises on strategies for relationship building and management
Advises faculty in all phases of proposal development, including letters of intent/inquiry, concept papers, and proposal narratives
Coordinates visits and events between Tufts and corporations and foundations
All applications submitted by Tufts faculty, students, and/or staff must be reviewed and approved by the Pre-Award office prior to submission.
(Only the Central Pre-Award Office is authorized to sign proposals for sponsored projects.)
Closely monitors university-wide activity with several major foundations and corporations, where the funder limits the number of proposals, has other stipulations, or may be in sensitive major grant conversations with the university.
Principal Investigators are encouraged to contact CFR before submitting a letter of inquiry or proposal.
Coordinates with appropriate university offices for project start-up which includes partnering with Local Research Administrators, Pre-Award and Post-Award offices to facilitate internal paperwork, review grant agreements, and arrange for authorized signature
(Only the Central Pre-Award Office is authorized to accept awards on behalf of the University.)
For proposals not accepted, please still contact CFR so that the notification can be recorded and follow up (e.g., obtaining feedback on the proposal) can be conducted, if appropriate.