How to Apply for an External Grant at Wofford

  • The first step is to reach out to Rebecca Parrish, grants specialist, at as soon as possible, at least one month before the proposal deadline. This conversation will ensure your plans are in line with the priorities and interests of the funding agency and will be reviewed in a timely manner internally at the college. 
  • If your research will involve human subjects and/or identifiable private information about them, you must obtain approval from Wofford’s Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  • If your research will involve animals, you must obtain approval from Wofford’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
  • If you are seeking federal funding, you must first ensure you have an up-to-date financial disclosure form on file with the grant specialist. Updates are required annually.
  • If the proposal requires commitment of institutional matching funds, approvals must be obtained well in advance through the Provost’s Office.
  • Once your proposed submission receives internal approval, you will have a pre-award meeting scheduled with the grants specialist and grants accountant to assist with budget development and prepare to meet any proposal requirements specific to the grant opportunity.

If you receive the grant, you will have another meeting with the grants specialist and grants accountant to review post-award procedures.