The College of Idaho encourages its faculty to be active scholars and seek external funding to support research, creative work and other scholarly activities. The primary administrative contact for grant proposal submissions is the Director of Foundations and Corporate Relations (FCR). All grant proposals must be reviewed and authorized before submission, and all sponsored projects must conform to College guidelines and regulations of the sponsoring government agency or foundation.
The grant process
Planning -- identifies possible grant sources and matches the scope and focus of the project with the funding priorities of the grant agency or foundation.
Proposal Writing -- includes several components: background, methods and approach, budget, outcomes, impacts, and assessment.
Submitting -- requires the approval of the VPAA, CFO and the College President.
Review / Awarding -- for successful proposals, the foundation or agency issues an award with specific terms and funding.
Reporting -- summarizes progress and setbacks, to help the funding agency gauge the impact of its investments.
Compliance -- making certain that federal regulations and foundation guidelines are being met. The College's policy for Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) in federally funded research is available on the Grant Resources page, along with other documents related to compliance.