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Resources for Faculty

WHAT THE CFR OFFICE DOES FOR FACULTY:

Identifies Prospects

- We can match your project to foundations with an interest in that area and that fund at the level you need

- We can minimize overlap with other faculty that are already cultivating and soliciting particular foundations

- We can help you strategize around your funding needs and research lists of likely prospects

Cultivates Prospects

- We can facilitate the conversation between faculty or Project Investigators (PIs), and the foundation

- We can set up meetings or conference calls between faculty/PIs and foundation program officer

- We can facilitate needed follow-up once initial outreach is made

Solicits Prospects

- We can help write, edit, and submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) and full proposals

- We can help develop your budget

- We can contact funders to ensure receipt and status of your proposal and field foundation executives’ questions or requests for more information

- We can provide institutional documentation required with submissions, including financial statements, 501(c)(3) documentation, boilerplate, among other item

- We can assist in the completion of the routing sheet, required internally for all submissions

Stewards The Grant

- CFR can facilitate signing and mailing of all grant agreements 

- CFR will compose and send official acknowledgment letters from our office and from the President’s Office

- CFR will enter reporting requirements into our database and communicate due dates to the PI for all reports

- CFR will help send stewardship reports to foundation as needed


Useful Sources for Foundation and Corporate Research

  • Foundation Directory Online – Available on CU Library site [link]
  • Lexis Nexis – Available on TC Library site [link]
  • Guidestar– Free Web access to foundations’ 990s
  • Google – for foundation websites (many foundations have their own websites)
      
Routing Sheet


TC Office of Sponsored Programs: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/osp



Effective Proposal Writing Tips


The following Powerpoint presentation is a useful resource for faculty that can guide you through the essential steps in writing an effective proposal

Effective Proposal Writing Tips
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