Full-Time Concordia College Faculty acting in their capacity as a Concordia employee are eligible Principal Investigators. Emeriti may be a Co-Principal Investigator as long as a full-time faculty member has been identified as their Co-Principal Investigator. Part-time Faculty may also undertake the role of Co-Principal Investigator when the other Co-PI is a full-time Concordia College faculty member. If a part-time faculty member would like to submit a grant as a PI, they must submit a request in writing to the DFRRG.
You have a great idea and/or project and need a funder. Before you begin searching the web, you need to be clear on the basics of your project. Spend some time thinking through the following: Who will benefit? Who would the project involve? What is the key issue or need to be addressed? Where? Is this a program of a department, the entire campus or more global? When will the project begin? End? Why should you/your colleagues/students/the campus be involved? How will you help address the issue or need? How much will the project cost?
The Internet is an abundant resource for grantseekers. Many of these resources are free, including all government guidelines. Many professional organizations include grant-related resources as a benefit of your membership. Concordia is a member of the Independent Colleges Office (ICO) which provides information and guidance on how to secure federal funding. Please contact the Director of Foundation Relations and Research Grants (DFRRG) for password information for this online resource.
The DFRRG can interpret guidelines for you and provide technical assistance in the development of your proposal. The DFRRG is also your resource for all pre-award (proposal) and post-award policies. Once you have discussed your project within your division, please begin your quest for external grant support by contacting the DFRRG.
Faculty are not authorized to contact external agencies or potential individual or corporate funders without documented college authorization.