Foundation Grant Funding

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012 Time: 8:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Dey Hall, Toy Lounge
Seats available: 28 Register/Cancel by: 4/19/2012 8:45 AM


Foundations are quite different from federal agencies. While a good idea is important, foundations look for ideas that produce impact. This workshop shows how to identify promising foundations and how to learn about their interests, their leadership and their operations. It introduces electronic tools, shows how to read a foundation tax return, and stresses the importance of networking. It explains the role of the university development office in foundation grant seeking. Additional topics include preparing a letter of inquiry, the importance of personal meetings with board members or staff, and tips for building budgets.

Presenter: Robert P. Lowman, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Research Professor of Psychology.

8:45am-9:00am - Sign-in, breakfast
9:00am-12:30pm - Presentation

For more information about this event, please contact CFE Research Coordinator Sohini Sengupta at or (919) 966-1741.



  • An Onyen is required for registration. If you do not have one, please contact the Center for Faculty Excellence at 919.966.1289 to be added to the registration list.



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