Our office manages administrative processes related to Davidson College's externally funded grants, both pre- and post-award. We serve as a liaison between faculty, college administrators, and funding agencies.

Roles and Responsibilities

The principal investigator (PI) is the primary individual in charge of a research grant, cooperative agreement, contract or other sponsored project.  Our office, as well as individuals working in Academic Affairs and Finance & Administration, support the PI as shown in the Roles and Responsibilities (PDF) matrix.

Funding Information

We routinely conduct individual funding searches in connection with upcoming sabbatical leaves, new or continuing research, curriculum development, workshops and equipment.

Proposal Development

You can find useful information needed to prepare a competitive grant proposal on the proposal development page, including the following.

  • How to obtain and provide sponsor guidelines and application forms
  • Clarification of agency guidelines
  • Proposal review
  • Budget preparation
  • How to obtain college approvals and signatures
  • How to duplicate and mail proposals
  • How to follow up on the status of pending proposals
  • Assistance in negotiating awards and executing contracts

Post-Award Management

You can view our guidelines for post-award grant management include the following.

  • Set up and manage grant accounts
  • Provide quarterly financial reports
  • Grant close-out

Compliance

Ensure compliance with policies governing use of human subjects and animal subjects, conflict of interest and misconduct in science.