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Grants & Sponsored Research

Sponsored Programs Banner of Michael Barresi in his Lab

Grants & Sponsored Research 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.

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Grants & Sponsored Research Address

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


External Grants Awarded

Learn about external grants awarded for the 2021-22 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


Lisa Stoffer
Director of Sponsored Research and Grants

Patti Thornton
Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Emily Robinson
Associate Director for Sponsored Research

Kate Wallen
Assistant Director of Grants Administration

Mary Driscoll
Grant Coordinator



Resources for Seeking Grants




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