Apply for a New Grant

Typically, Bates submits grant applications on behalf of faculty and staff. You, as the Principal Investigator (PI) design the content, and the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance will review the material and assist with supporting documents and technical pieces.


Step 1: Let us know you are thinking of applying for a grant!  Complete the “Intent to Apply” Form. Completing this form does not obligate you to apply for a grant – it just helps get communication started.



1) If you are applying for a federal grant, you must have an up-to-date financial disclosure form on file with Donald Dearborn in the Dean of the Faculty’s office. Please complete and sign a new disclosure form. If you have already submitted this form, but it is more than 12 months old, please submit an update. Failure to maintain up-to-date financial disclosures may delay submission of your proposal.

2) Start arranging for the necessary institutional support and approvals. Issues that could delay submission of a proposal include but are not limited to: matching funds or cost-sharing; space availability; maintenance of new equipment; hiring new staff; human subjects, vertebrate animal or recombinant DNA research; hazardous materials or other safety concerns.

3) Complete the safety questionnaire. Answers are sent directly to Environmental Health & Safety. If none of these apply to your project, that is ok. If there are any concerns, EHS will follow up to make sure precautions are in place to keep you, your students, staff and the general public safe.

Time is your friend, so please be in touch with the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance as early as possible.