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The Office of Grants & Sponsored Research at Smith College pursues institutional and faculty grants to support Smith’s academic priorities and initiatives. The office 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 and help Smith develop and strengthen beneficial partnerships with foundations, corporations, and government agencies. 

News & Announcements

Academic Research Enhancement Award R15 Award Ceiling Raised 

Please see the NOITP from the National Institutes of Health raising maximum direct costs to $375,000 on AREA R15 awards. Please contact with any questions. 

External Grants Awarded

Learn about external grants awarded for the 2022-23 academic year.

The Office of Grants & Sponsored Research provides multiple services to assist faculty and staff with submitting grant proposals and connecting them with resources across campus. 

Our Services 

  • Grant prospecting 
  • Assistance with proposal development
  • Proofreading, editing, and providing feedback on draft proposals 
  • Assisting with grant application submission 
  • Post award support including negotiating contract and award terms, no-cost extensions and re-budget requests
  • Serving as a liaison to authorized institutional officials 
  • Connecting faculty and staff to resources across campus

Where to Go for Assistance

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

Managing Your Award

Award review and set up

Monitor grant activity

Assist with grant reporting

Ensure compliance with sponsor and college policies


Lisa Stoffer
Director of Sponsored Research and Grants

Patti Thornton
Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Aubri Drake
Associate Director for Sponsored Research

Kate Wallen
Assistant Director of Grants Administration

Mary Driscoll
Grant Coordinator

Contact Grants & Sponsored Research

76 Elm Street
Smith College
Northampon, MA 01063