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Commit to Submit

proposal development for the social sciences, humanities, fine arts and education.

Applications are being accepted.
Deadline: Monday, Nov 5th, 5pm


Commit to Submit is a professional development program designed to coach Humanities, Arts, Education, and Social Sciences faculty through the process of submitting a grant proposal to a federal agency, from conception to completion. Successful grant-seeking requires understanding the priorities of funders, communicating and building relationships at agencies, and advocating for your research to audiences outside of your area of expertise. The Office of Research will provide resources – including travel to Washington, DC – to faculty members who are motivated to improve their abilities in these areas, and to pursue extramural funding. In return, selected faculty members must commit to a program of activities that will conclude with the submission of a grant proposal before July 1, 2020. The program includes the following:

All activities, including the trip to Washington, DC will be organized and funded by the Office of Research. Our goal is to provide an encouraging, educational, and supportive environment in which Commit to Submit cohort members can produce a successful grant proposal.


Are you ready to commit? If you would like to be considered for Commit to Submit, please fill out this Google Form: It asks for your department, title, contact info, agency you are targeting, and a 100-word description of the research project you’d like to fund. Selection will be made by Research Development staff in consultation with the Dean of your Division.

Questions? Contact Director of Research Development for Social Sciences, Barbara Walker (, or Assoc. Director of Research Development for HFA and GGSE, Brandon Fastman (


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