The Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs (OGSP) is responsible for supporting all grant-related activities at Middlebury.
Sponsored Research and Faculty-initiated grants
The mission of Sponsored Research staff is to ensure that the College and its faculty are positioned to submit grant proposals to the federal government and other sponsors. We support an engaged and active faculty by providing advice and assistance at all stages of grant-seeking and grant administration. Our highest priorities are responding to faculty working on grant proposals with impending deadlines and dealing with time-sensitive issues related to grant administration and academic program development. We also oversee institutional endorsement procedures, monitor College compliance with sponsor requirements, and provide support to the academic administration with initiatives related to academic program enhancement, science planning, and compliance responsibilities. If you work for the College and have an idea for a proposal, please contact us.
Corporate & Foundation Relations - Institutional grants
The mission of Corporate and Foundation Relations staff is to obtain philanthropic support for College initiatives through the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of foundations, corporations, and federal agencies. To do this, we proactively seek resources to support priority programs defined by senior leadership, while being opportunistic and agile in supporting other initiatives and programs as time and resources permit. If you have an idea for an institutional proposal, please contact us.
Grants Accounting Office - Financial administration for all grants
Forms for internal funding (including FPDF and FRAF), leave program policies and guidelines, and information related to programs administered by the Dean for Faculty
- Jim Ralph, Dean for Faculty Development & Research: x5320 (Davis Family Library, CTLR, Room 225C) -- all funding for faculty development including the leave program
- Suzanne Gurland, Dean of Curriculum: x5909, x5323 (Old Chapel/ McCardell Bicentennial Hall)
- Steve Trombulak, Director of the Sciences: x5439 (Hillcrest/ McCardell Bicentennial Hall)
- Andi Lloyd, Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean of the Faculty x5908 (Old Chapel)
- Lynn Dunton, Budget Coordinator for Academic Affairs: x3085 (Old Chapel)
For all research that involves human subjects
For all research that involves animals
For students participating in research
Many support services for students and faculty
- College libraries: printed grant directories in the reference collection
- Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research: printed grant directories and writing resources
- Academic Affairs: Faculty Research & Development website
Corporate and Foundation Relations
The mission of Corporate and Foundation Relations (C&FR) is to obtain philanthropic support for College initiatives through the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of foundations, corporations, and government agencies. To do this, the office will proactively seek grants and gifts to support priority programs defined by senior leadership, while being opportunistic and agile in supporting other initiatives and programs.
There are many ways for corporations and foundations to support Middlebury’s mission to provide students with the best education possible, such as providing support for:
- Academic programs
- Student life initiatives
- Facilities and Equipment support and donations
- Consortial initiatives
We invite foundations and corporations to peruse our academic department websites to see the exciting and novel programs offered at Middlebury; many of these initiatives would not be possible without external support. Some examples of grant supported programs include:
Bread Loaf Teacher Network - A network of teachers educated at Bread Loaf School of English and supported during the academic year by Bread Loaf staff and faculty. The Network’s primary goal is to encourage year-round collaboration among Bread Loaf teachers, faculty, and their students on innovative online projects designed to promote culturally sensitive and transformative literacy; learn about the Bread Loaf Teacher Network here.
C3 – Creating Connections Consortium - A partnership to strengthen diversity and innovation through enhanced interactions between liberal arts colleges and research universities. A three-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation enables the member-schools of the Liberal Arts Diversity Officers Organization (LADO) to establish a formalized, reciprocal relationship with the University of California, Berkeley, and Columbia University. The grant will enable five strategies for developing diverse and talented candidates (students and faculty);
Language in Motion – The five-year Language in Motion program, funded by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, provides the opportunity for Middlebury students who have studied abroad, those who are senior-level language learners, and Middlebury’s international students to find meaningful ways to share their international experiences with others. LiM offers an opportunity for such students to reflect on life and culture in other countries and to share their foreign language skills with local teachers and students who are eager to learn about the world outside of rural Vermont.
Please contact us for more information or discuss exciting funding opportunities that align with your foundation or corporate philanthropic interests.