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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
- 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 Download funding sources (both public and private) depending on your areas of focus.
Frequently Requested Data
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Internet Resources for Grant Seekers
- Grants.gov www.grants.gov
- Department of Education www.ed.gov
- National Endowment for the Arts www.nea.gov
- National Endowment for the Humanities www.neh.gov
- National Science Foundation www.nsf.gov
- Health & Human Services www.hhs.gov
- U.S. Nonprofit Gateway www.firstgov.gov/Business/Nonprofit.shtml
- Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance www.cfda.gov/
- State of Wisconsin Website http://www.wisconsin.gov/
- Wisconsin DPI Grants http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/dpi/grants.html
- Wisconsin Humanities Council http://www.wisconsinhumanities.org/
- Wisconsin Arts Board http://arts.state.wi.us/
- Foundation Center www.fdncenter.org
- Fundsnet www.fundsnetservices.com
- Guidestar www.guidestar.org
- APRA Home Page www.aprahome.org/
- National Center for Charitable Statistics www.nccs.urban.org/
- Chronicle of Philanthropy http://philanthropy.com/
- Proposal Writing Short Course http://www.fdncenter.org/learn/shortcourse/prop1.html
- Grantproposal.com - a comprehensive site about researching and writing grants www.grantproposal.com/
- Grantproposal.info - a comprehensive site about researching and writing grants www.grantproposal.info/
For more information contact:
Grant Coordinator, Academic Affairs
Murphy Center 530