Institutional Advancement

Grant Information

At Viterbo University, the Grants Office is located within the Institutional Advancement Department. The Grants Office is here to provide support for faculty and staff who seek funding for university-related programs and projects. 

Grants are secured when a match is found between the proposed project and a grant-maker's area of interest. Using this knowledge, as well as the grant maker's giving history, the Grant Coordinator can assist in identifying organizations that would be most likely to fund a particular project.

After prospects are identified, the office provides advice about proceeding with the application, supplies guidelines for writing a letter of inquiry or proposal, assists in editing a draft and gathering materials required for submission, and provides information on deadlines for proposal submissions.

Because many grant-makers have timing restrictions on considering grant applications and most will consider only one application from an institution at a time, please contact the Grant Coordinator in the early phase of the proposal preparation.

How can we help you?

We work with faculty in many different ways including: providing guidance on project design and match to prospective sponsors; editing proposals; developing budgets and working with government, corporate and foundation program officers; and post-award project management.  It is very important that faculty engage our office early as we will be able to provide significant support and help you navigate your way through some critical internal and external processes.

Viterbo University Grant Forms

All grant applications and contracts for grant funds on behalf of Viterbo University must come through the Grants Office for review and the approval process. The first step, once an idea has been conceptualized and a funding source identified, is to complete the PDF iconGrant Initiation Form
  • Advises the president, academic vice president, and other key administrators of your intent to apply for external funding
  • Helps the vice president of finance and vice president of institutional advancement judge whether the application will obligate the university to contribute funds to extend a project after grant funds are exhausted
  • Establishes a timeline for submitting the grant application and sets priorities relative to other grant requests
  • Assures multiple applications are not submitted to a single funding source

Potential Funding Sources

The Grants Office has identified a list of FileDownload funding sources (both public and private) depending on your areas of focus.

Frequently Requested Data

University Address:
Viterbo University
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, WI  54601
Mission Statement:
"The Viterbo University community prepares students for faithful service and ethical leadership." In keeping with the tradition of our founders, the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, we embrace the core values of Contemplation, Hospitality, Integrity, Stewardship and Service. These unifying principles guide our decisions, shape our curriculum, and assure that our students are prepared to succeed in an ever-complex global environment.
Congressional District:
Wisconsin 3rd District
Federal Tax Identification Number or Employer Identification Nunber (EIN):
DUNS Number:
Indirect Cost Rate:
Viterbo's indirect cost rate is 35% of direct salaries and wages including all fringe benefits, as established by the Department of Heath and Human Services, effective 7/01/10 to 6/30/17.

Fringe Benefit Rate:
45% of salaries and wages during the academic year


Internet Resources for Grant Seekers




Proposal Writing/Grantsmanship


For more information contact:

Deena Murphy
Deena Murphy
Grant Coordinator, Academic Affairs
Viterbo University
Murphy Center 530
(608) 796-3075

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