Information About Applying for External Funding

All proposals for grants, fellowships, contracts, agreements to provide services (such as offering a course or workshop to be funded by the external group)  from ANY external funding entity (government, business, foundation, etc.) must receive prior approval from all appropriate UMW officials BEFORE the proposal is submitted.  The levels of approval required are noted on the External Funding Cover Sheet.


The University of Mary Washington supports the solicitation and acceptance of external/sponsored support for projects and activities that have a close connection with the University’s mission and strategic plan objectives.  Typical externally funded projects that might be appropriate include (but are not limited to) research projects, acquisition of equipment, support for the teaching or public service functions of the University, faculty/staff/student development and training, or other projects and activities closely related to the University’s normal programs and activities.

Faculty and staff members of the University of Mary Washington interested in submitting proposals to external funding sources should contact  John Morello, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs (GW Hall 309, x:1269) , who serves as the initial point of contact for faculty and staff interested in sponsored support (grants, fellowships, agreements, contracts, memoranda of understanding, etc.) for their projects.

The steps involved in submitting an external funding application are summarized at the link on the left titled “Approval Process for External Funding.”

All grants, contracts, and other such agreements must be made in the name of the University of Mary Washington. The University President and the Vice President for Administration and Finance are the only two individuals authorized to execute contracts and accept grants on behalf of the University of Mary Washington.