Sponsored Research Matching Fund

This College fund is available to assist with cost-sharing on grant proposals for equipment and faculty research. This fund may also be used to assist with maintenance costs for grant-funded equipment and to assist with unanticipated or other unusual expenses of grant-funded faculty research projects. Requests that have the highest priority are those for research equipment, student stipends, and supplies for research that involves students; other budget items will be considered depending on the nature of the item and demand for matching funds at that time. The fund may not be used to provide cost-share on faculty salaries (or to free up grant funds to pay for faculty salaries).


Faculty members should submit requests to the Coordinator of Sponsored Research, Franci Farnsworth (farnswor@middlebury.edu) for consideration by the  academic administration. Requests should be submitted at least two months prior to the grant deadline. Faculty members may request maintenance costs for grant-funded equipment for the life of the grant or for three years after the warranty expires. Funds will be committed on the basis of the actual cost of a maintenance contract or a reasonable estimate of the costs to maintain a piece of equipment. More information is available at Matching Fund.