Proposal Writing Resources

For Your Information

This page contains formal details about the college, including the official address, tax identification number, etc.

Proposals must be prepared and grants administered in accordance with all college policies.  Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the most relevant policies that are included here: drug and alcohol, conflict of interest, scientific misconduct, faculty spending, and equipment policies.

This page explains the rules of claiming travel and business expenses based upon Internal Revenue Service publication 463, Travel, Entertainment, Gift and Car Expenses.

This Glow course is an online archive of sample proposals, reports, and other helpful documents relating to the grants process.  To access the course documents, you must first log-in.

Another list of mostly internal funding opportunities for Williams faculty.

Fringe benefits, such as health insurance, are paid at a rate that is pre-determined by the college each year. Rates can differ depending on the time of year (academic year/summer) and the employment status (full-time/part-time/student) of the individual in question.  Please note that fringe benefit rates sometimes change annually, so always remember to consult this page for more information.

Visit the CFR site to learn more about recent grants received by the college and members of the faculty, explore the impact of grants on campus, or catch up on the latest grant-related news and information.

Visit the Williams Science Center’s site for specific details on equipment and instrumentation.  You can also view past editions of the Report of Science for complete information on science-related activities.

For Your Action

Federal government agencies often have grant policies and reporting requirements in addition to those established by Williams.  More details about when, why, and how to report can be found at the link above.

This form should be used by faculty on nine-month contracts who wish to draw a salary from a external funding source.  It gives human resources the necessary information so that they can process the request, including the amount, timing, and source of the funds. Typically, a faculty member who wishes to draw “summer salary” from a grant award will need to complete the salary request form.