Preparing Proposals for External Funding
At Skidmore College, faculty and academic departments are encouraged to seek external funding to support individual and institutional research and other sponsored program activities including infrastructural and curricular development, training, and service programs. Sponsors can be state or federal agencies, foundations, nonprofit groups or private sector entities.
External support contributes to the development of an expanded resource base for the College, enhances institutional and individual recognition, and is a critical component to enhanced faculty/student intellectual development and advancement. Proposals can be individually initiated, part of a departmental or interdisciplinary collaboration or the result of an institutional initiative.