Faculty Research and Sponsored Programs


Some useful links have been compiled on this page for faculty members who seek external funding. Assistance in locating funding opportunities, writing and revising proposals, and submitting proposals are important services offered by the Office of Faculty Research and Sponsored Programs. For assistance, please contact Rebecca Conley at (201) 761- 6344 or by email (rconley@saintpeters.edu).

For employees serving on grants, please be familiar with the following policies and forms:

Grant Award Summary for Web (PDF) 6-30-22
Policy on Allowable Cost under Federal Grants (PDF) 8-29-18
Policy on Participant Costs Under Federal Grants (PDF) 8-29-18
Policy on Effort Reporting Under Federal Grant Awards (PDF) 8-29-18
Effort Report Form (Word) 8-29-18
Policy on Financial Conflict of Interest (Word) 8-29-18
Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form (Word) 8-29-18

Faculty who wish to apply for an institutional grant should carefully read the document, How to Apply for an Institutional Grant (Word). Faculty and staff who are considering applying for either a private or government grant should first submit the Grant Intent Submission Form (Word). This form should be submitted at the beginning of the grant writing process. Once the intent form has been approved, you can begin work on the actual proposal. Assistance with the entire grant proposal process is available. For private grants, Rolando Lavarro (rlavarro@saintpeters.edu) can be reached at (201) 761-6108. For government grants, Rebecca Conley (rconley@saintpeters.edu) can be contacted at (201) 761-6344.

Before a grant proposal can be submitted by the University for a faculty member’s project, it must obtain final approval. The Grant Proposal Approval Form (Word) should accompany the final version of the grant proposal. Once all the required signatures are obtained, the proposal can be submitted on behalf of the University.

Grant Search Engines- Search agencies and foundations for funding opportunities using these engines.


Government Funding Agencies- This list is by no means exhaustive.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Department of Energy (DOE)
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Department of Interior (DOI)
Department of Justice (DOJ)
Department of Labor (DOL)
Department of State (DOS)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institute of Nursing Research
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Office of Minority Health
Smithsonian Institution
U.S. Institute of Peace

Grant Writing Resources

Before Writing a Grant Proposal
Common Mistakes in NIH Applications
Government Grant Writing for Fun and Profit
Grant Makers Reveal Why Grant Proposals Get Rejected
Grants and Grant Proposal Writing (PDF)
NIH Grant Writing Tips Sheets
What do Winning Proposals Have in Common?