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External Funding Notice

HFA faculty members have a record of success in securing research grants and fellowships.  It is important for your department and the college to have as much advance notice as possible when HFA faculty contemplate or begin planning to apply for a fellowship, residency, grant, etc.  Discussing these plans with your department chair in the early stages of their development and completing a notification form well in advance of the deadline helps the college to be as supportive as possible when faculty members receive such recognition,

To that end, faculty members should complete one online form for each external funding application they are considering.  Please note that doing so commits you to neither the submission of the application nor the acceptance of an award. 

Applicants for external funds are also advised to discuss their plans with a member of Research and Engagement's Office of Pre-Award Services (OPAS) well in advance of the application deadline by completing the form to Request Proposal Development Support.  This is a critical step for applications that require a detailed budget.  Their assistance in developing a budget, negotiating the campus submission process, and in managing other details is helpful.  Please note that the OPAS office continues to be extremely busy.  Additionally, current working conditions complicate matters making it even more important that requests for assistance provide as much time as possible in advance of the application deadline. (Spring 2021)

Questions about this process may be addressed to Lynne Latham.