About Us

The Office of Sponsored Research and Foundation Relations, in close collaboration with the Business Office and th Dean for Faculty Development, is responsible for providing support for individual faculty research and scholarship, as well as for obtaining, managing, and stewarding  external grant support for College-wide institutional priorities and academic activities, programs, and initiatives. This site provides basic information about the grant seeking process: how to identify funding sources and how to prepare proposals.

Key Contacts

  • Heather FitzGibbon, Professor of Sociology (former Dean for Faculty Development): hfitzgibbon@wooster.edu; 330-263-2571
  • Ali Lombardo, Director of Sponsored Research and Foundation Relations: alombardo@wooster.edu; 330-263-2293
  • Gloria Wilson, Assistant Controller gwilson@wooster.edu; 330-263-2530

How can the Office of Sponsored Research and Foundation  Relations help me?

The office can help you in a number of ways. For example, the office can work with you to:

  • Discuss strategies for funding your project
  • Refine your ideas to improve chance of receiving funding
  • Identify funding sources
  • Read and edit your proposal
  • Assist you in preparing a budget
  • Provide institutional¬† data
  • Assemble, copy, and mail your final proposal
  • Prepare routine and final reports once a grant has been secured
This website is maintained by the Dean for Faculty Development at the College of Wooster. Contact me if you have questions or suggestions. Dr. Christa Craven: ccraven@wooster.edu