Pre-submission A grant is a contract that commits Cabrini College, along with the project director, to carrying out the activities described in the application and to administer the grant award as specified by the funding source.
All proposals for grants that will be made to Cabrini College, including those which request research funding for an individual faculty member, must be submitted for pre-approval.
If you have identified a funding source: Faculty and staff members interested in applying for grants or other forms of financial support should complete a pre-proposal form and submit it to our office. This form will provide us with basic information about the proposal and project.
The pre-submission approval process allows us to obtain the necessary authorizations from the President and/or Provost or area Vice Presidents. It allows our office to plan ahead for online submissions through grants.gov or the Pennsylvania e-grants system. It also allows us to gauge the level of assistance and time needed for reviewing grant guidelines, editing proposals, obtaining letters of support and administrative approvals, budget review, etc.
When you have completed the form, please save and send either by email or interoffice mail to Jean Jacobson, Director of Sponsored Programs and Foundation Relations at 610-902-8231 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need help finding funding: Our office can assist you in researching and identifying potential funding sources for your project. We have access to several resources for seeking outside grant funding.
If you have an idea in mind, please contact our office to schedule an appointment to discuss the prospects for identifying funding resources and the process of proposal design and development.
Please be aware that given the competitive nature of grants and the institutional time commitments of our staff, not every idea may be a viable project for a proposal. If potential funding resources are identified, we will continue to assist you with administrative approvals and the development of your proposal. Post Award Congratulations on your grant! For direct awards where a check is mailed to you, please make a copy of the check and other documentation for your files.
The originals should be hand delivered to the Institutional Advancement office, 2nd floor of the Mansion, for processing. The staff will record the grant, coordinate with the Business Office on setting up an account, and ensure that the check is deposited in the correct account.
For grant awards involving the electronic transfer of funds, please send or email copies of the award letter and other guidance to the offices of Institutional Advancement and Business.
The College’s Director of Accounting will meet with the project director(s) or principal investigator(s) to explain post-award procedures, including reporting, time/effort sheets, vouchers, and other administrative concerns. The Business Office will assist in monitoring the expenditures of your grant, financial reports, and closeout of the grant.
We can assist with the review and editing of any narrative reports due for your award. Please send copies of all correspondence (including project reports) with the funder to the Office of Institutional Advancement.