Sponsored Research Office

Preparing Proposals for External Funding

Whom to Contact

The Sponsored Research Office (SRO), a division of the Office of the Dean of Faculty, is a service unit that assists college faculty, staff and students in their research and creative endeavors. The SRO is responsible for coordinating and stimulating research and creative activity at Skidmore College for individually or collaboratively initiated research and other sponsored program activities. 

Contact Person: William Tomlinson, Director of Sponsored Research, 436 Palamountain Hall, ext. 5177, wtomlins@skidmore.edu.

SRO staff provide assistance with the identification of funding sources, processing of proposals, including administrative review and sign-off, and negotiation of external award agreements in conjunction with other institutional administrative units as applicable. Assistance with the development of the proposal narrative and budget is also available. SRO's post-award responsibilities include fiscal management but not fiscal reporting. The SRO also provides administrative support for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

The Office of Foundation and Corporate Relations assists with proposals that exhibit institutional emphasis such as support for infrastructural and curricular development, training, and service programs. Most of the information that follows regarding proposal development, preparation and submission pertains to individual research grants.  For information regarding faculty involvement in, or sponsorship of, institutional grants, please contact Barry Pritzker, Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations, North Hall, ext. 5654, bpritzke@skidmore.edu.

Working with faculty, and staff to increase external funding and to provide opportunities for professional growth is critical to the overall health of the College. Both offices are committed to supporting Skidmore faculty and administration in realizing the institution's Engaged Liberal Learning Plan 2005-2015 as well as supporting the development of its faculty and professional staff.