The office of Corporate, Foundation and Government Grants seeks funding from corporations, local and national foundations and government agencies in support of the needs of the University and its faculty.

Any grant being paid to Wesleyan University requires institutional approval before submission. The first step in the grant process is to complete and submit a WFS GRANT CHECKLIST (a link can be found on the right side of this page) at least TWO WEEKS in advance of the proposal deadline.  A proposal should be submitted via WFS for internal Wesleyan approval at least five business days in advance (seven days for NIH proposals) of the due date to allow for a thorough review by the Office of Corporate, Foundation & Government Grants, Grants Accounting, Academic Affairs or other office fiscal entity and the Director of Financial Services. Unless these deadlines are adhered to, we cannot guarantee review and permission to submit.

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Grants @ Wesleyan

Significant Changes to the NSF Proposal Guide

A new proposal guide will go into effect for all proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 28, 2019. Significant changes include: Addition of as an option for proposal preparation and submission, and proposal file updates; Revision of eligibility standards for unaffiliated individuals; Specification that conference proposals over $50,000 and all equipment proposals […]

Big Changes to NIH R15 / AREA Program

As of January 2019, NIH is shifting its approach to how it uses the R15 activity code. While NIH will continue to provide R15 research enhancement opportunities for health professional and graduate schools, the name, AREA, will be reserved for grants to undergraduate-focused institutions that do not receive substantial funding from NIH. The AREA program […]
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Recent Grants

NEA Supports Dance Artist Yerushalmy’s Residency at Wesleyan

Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts recently received a $15,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the presentation and residency activities of dance artist Netta Yerushalmy, who will perform the work “Paramodernities” in October. The Center for the Arts is one of 977 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an Art Works grant.…

Grant Supports Digital Design at Wesleyan

With the support of a new $500,000 grant, Wesleyan will be able to expand its Digital Design Studio and integrate technology more fully into the University’s arts program. The Sherman Fairchild Foundation awarded Wesleyan the grant in March. It will be applied over four years. “We’re very grateful for this award,” said Nicole Stanton, dean…
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