Grant-seeking Resources at Middlebury College

The Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs (OGSP) is responsible for supporting all grant-related activities at Middlebury.


Many options are available to fund your next project. These lists include some of the major external funding sources.

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.

Sponsored Research and Faculty Grants

OGSP's Sponsored Research staff support proposals to fund individual research and curricular projects. We offer:

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Sponsored Programs, Faculty Grants

Frances V. Farnsworth
Associate Director
Davis Library 107

Alison P. Darrow
Science Grants Specialist
Davis Library 108

Corporate & Foundation Relations

Faculty Grants


Byers, Jeff.  "Radical Reactions of Arene-Metal Complexes" NSF-RUI, 2009, $225,000.

M.S. Costanza-Robinson. RUI: Measurement and Microtomographic Imaging of the Air-Water Interface in Unsaturated Porous Media Supplement. National Science Foundation Geosciences Hydrology Program, November 2009-2010, $9,700.


Grant Seeking Guidelines

1.   As part of the leave application due on August 1 faculty will prepare a plan for seeking outside funding, a list of external sources that appear suitable for funding their project, indicating those for which they plan to apply. Faculty are expected to apply to any such external sources for which they are eligible, normally at least three, in particular to those sources that may cover at least 20% of salary and/or provide support for relocation costs.

Exhibit of early Renaissance art, curated by faculty member, opens in September

Katy Smith Abbott (History of Art and Architecture, Associate Dean of the College) has curated an exhibit of early Renaissance art that will open at the Middlebury College Museum of Art on September 18, 2009. "The Art of Devotion: Panel Painting in Early Renaissance Italy" brings together paintings and sculptures from 10 different American collections. A full-color catalogue will be published in conjunction with the exhibit, with contributions by Smith Abbott and other scholars.