The Grants Office is located on the ground floor of Laird Hall, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00-5:00 (4:30 during the summer). The Grants Office staff welcomes drop-in visits, but if you would prefer to make an appointment, please call extension 4441 or 4046 to schedule a meeting.
In cooperation with the Dean’s Office, the Grants Office offers a range of resources and services to faculty, departments, and programs seeking funding. These resources and services include the identification of resources, assistance with proposal preparation, and administration of grants.
Carleton College faculty members have two primary resources for obtaining funding to support their academic activities (scholarly research, curricular improvements, writing, conferences, etc.):
- The Dean of the College Office
- The Grants Office.
Although the division of responsibilities between these two offices is not always distinct, generally the Dean’s Office handles grants which are internally funded. The Grants Office handles externally funded grants, often as the agent of other campus departments and offices.
As such, the Grants Office secures funding from corporations, foundations, and government agencies to support institutional priorities: activities selected as important by the President, the Board of Trustees, the Deans, the faculty, and the administration. These priorities can include furthering individual faculty members’ research projects, finding support for faculty salaries, creating academic programs, developing innovative curricula and courses, buying equipment, establishing endowed funds, securing financial aid for students, acquiring capital purchases, and constructing new facilities.