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The Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA) is available to help LIU Brooklyn faculty and staff through the complicated process of raising money from private and government funding sources. The OIA provides fund raising assistance for all program-related activities. Faculty who are seeking assistance for individual and departmental research projects should contact the University's Office of Sponsored Research.

In addition to providing support for faculty-designed projects, the OIA also seeks funding for campus projects that are initiated by the University’s administration.

The Office of Institutional Advancement’s expertise in the grant-seeking process can be helpful for campus personnel who wish to apply for either government funding by responding to an RFP (request for proposals) or those who wish to seek support from private funding organizations such as foundations and corporations for their program. All fund raising initiatives at LIU Brooklyn must be approved by Long Island University’s central development offices, and the OIA serves as the liaison between campus personnel and University Center. Faculty and staff who are seeking assistance should consult with the Office of Institutional Advancement as soon as possible after deciding to apply to make certain the funding opportunity (or private funding source) has not been assigned to another division of the University, and also to insure that deadlines are met.

Government Funding Sources

The Office of Institutional Advancement is available to provide assistance for faculty and staff members who wish to respond to RFP’s from public funding sources or who wish the office to research funding possibilities. In addition to projects that are identified by faculty members, the office also regularly monitors government publications and notifies campus departments about funding opportunities. Because government funding is usually deadline-sensitive, faculty should contact the Campus Grants Coordinator as soon as you become aware of a funding opportunity. James Cribbs, Grants Coordinator will help you coordinate your activities with the University Office of Sponsored Research, which is the clearinghouse for all government grants that are sought by Long Island University.

Guidance is provided through the entire grant-seeking process by helping faculty to develop proposals and budgets and by gathering information and other required documentation. Each applicant should be prepared to conceptualize a program that is appropriate for the discipline. Afterwards, the Campus Grants Coordinator will help to strategically shape the concept according to the specific requirements stated in the RFP. Because of your expertise in the particular field or discipline, you will be asked to write a thoroughly detailed narrative about the project that adheres to the format in the guidelines. The grants coordinator will edit your document and contribute the broader organizational information that is frequently requested. The coordinator will also help the faculty member construct a budget for the program.

It is crucial that the faculty applicant should be prepared to submit his or her contributions a minimum of ten days in advance of the deadline in order to provide sufficient time for revisions and for submitting the final package to University Center for approval.
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Private Funding Sources

The Office of Institutional Advancement is available to provide assistance for faculty and staff members who wish to seek support from private funding sources such as foundations and corporations for their project. The assistance may include a range of services, including consultation and program design, assisting with proposal writing, editing, gathering of required supplementary materials, and necessary follow-up activities.

The first step in this process is to notify the Office of Institutional Advancement that you wish to seek funding for a program by clicking on the Requests for Assistance link on this Web page, which will direct you to a brief questionnaire about the project. After the questionnaire has been submitted, you will soon be contacted by a representative from the office who will inform you whether the project is likely to attract outside support.

If more detailed information is needed the office may request the applicant use the Program Summary Template. The office will then help identify prospective funding sources, and the Campus Grants Coordinator will assist with developing the concept and help you through the proposal-writing process.

If the applicant is unfamiliar with the proposal-writing process a Proposal Writing Template is available for your use.

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For more information, please contact:

James Cribbs
Grants Coordinator
Office: Metcalfe Bldg., Rm. M 408 B
Tel: 488-1413; Fax: 488-1421