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Grants Office

Carol Kolmerten
Academic Grants Officer
Rosenstock 206

The Academic Grants officer serves as the coordinator for the development of proposals related to academic programs. Before beginning to write a proposal, schedule an appointment with the Academic Grants Officer to review College procedures for submission of a proposal, to review the agency/foundation guidelines, and to establish a work schedule. A minimum of six weeks is usually needed to develop a good proposal.

  1. General policy
    • Hood College encourages faculty to seek support for research and programs that may lead to increased basic knowledge, improved methods of instruction and equipment, or better services in accordance with the institution’s mission and long-range plans.
    • Many agencies and foundations have specific purposes and often specify programs they wish to support. Hood, through the Academic Grants Officer, makes those opportunities known to the Hood community through grants newsletters.
    • The initiative and responsibility for writing and submitting proposals should originate with the faculty member. Hood provides support to encourage and to assist in the preparation of proposals through the Academic Grants Officer, who reviews each institutional grant, ensuring that each adheres to college and agency and/or foundation requirements. Proposals may not be submitted without an appropriate review and authorizing signatures.
  2. Operating procedures
    • At least four weeks before a grant is due, the project Director submits the Hood College Grants Authorization form, which includes a summary of the proposal, the budget information, and the signatures of the Project Director, the Department Chair, the Academic Grants Officer, and the Vice President of Academic Affairs to the Academic Grants Officer.
    • The Project Director writes a first draft in accordance with the agency or foundation guidelines and works with the Academic Grants Officer on edits and on the budget.
    • The Vice President of Academic Affairs signs the cover sheet or letter of transmittal.