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Grants & Sponsored Programs

Sponsored Programs Banner of Michael Barresi in his Lab

Grants & Sponsored Programs at Smith College facilitates the efforts of faculty and staff to develop and achieve their goals in research, instructional, creative and service activities through successful competition for external funding. We promote research integrity and oversee external funds.

News & Announcements

New Grant from the National Domestic Workers Alliance

Associate Professor of History Jennifer Guglielmo and Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Michelle Joffroy have received a $363,633 installment of a $1 million grant from a private donor to continue their work on a digital history project with the National Domestic Workers Alliance. The latest funding will support the creation of a smartphone tool paired with a curriculum and videos about the history of domestic worker organizing.

Grants & Sponsored Programs Address

Please note that the team members for Grants & Sponsored Programs are all now located at 76 Elm Street.

External Grants Awarded

Learn about external grants awarded for the 2019-20 academic year.



Where To Go For Assistance

Finding Opportunities

  • Identify potential funders
  • Assist with proposal concept development
  • Connect grant-seekers with resources
  • Edit and provide feedback 
Corporate & Foundation Relations

Preparing Your Proposal

  • Help develop budgets and other materials
  • Assist with review and approval prior to submission
  • Provide guidance on policies
  • Process grant proposal form
Sponsored Research

Managing Your Award

  • Award review and set up
  • Monitor grant activity
  • Assist with grant reporting
  • Ensure compliance with sponsor and college policies
Grants Administration


Lynn Korza
Assistant Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations

Patti Thornton
Assistant Director of Foundation Relations and Stewardship

Emily Robinson
Assistant Director of Sponsored Research

Kate Wallen
Assistant Director of Grants Administration

Susanne Kiley
Grants and Academic Budget Assistant



Resources for Seeking Grants




Grants & Sponsored Programs
76 Elm Street
Smith College
Northampon, MA 01063