Support for Grant-Seeking at Bates College

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance (SPaRC) serves as Bates College’s authorized organizational representative when applying to or negotiating with government (Federal, State, local) agencies to obtain grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements in support of Faculty research and other sponsored projects. SPaRC also works with faculty to secure research and sponsored program support from colleges and universities, hospitals, foundations, corporations and other private entities.

The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (FCR) within the Office of College Advancement is responsible for securing and stewarding funding from private foundations and corporations for institutional priorities and major objectives of the College as a whole.

If you are a Bates student seeking information about student financial aid, please visit Student Financial Services. For more information on internal Bates College funds for student research, please visit the Student Research page. There are also some external grant opportunities for which students may apply in support of research or community-engaged projects, though in many cases these require a Faculty or Staff adviser. And to learn more about fellowships for graduate study or other post-Bates endeavors, please visit Graduate Fellowships.

Looking for specific grant information or grant news? Click on the links below.