How Does CEFR Assist Faculty?

CEFR offers individualized consultation to faculty to address their needs and priorities for research support.  We provide assistance from pre- to post-award for corporate and foundation gifts and grants.

Funding Opportunities

CEFR can assist faculty in the identification of funding opportunities from multiple sources including:

Proposal Development, Submission & Award

CEFR assists with developing grant and gift proposals for new initiatives and research collaborations with corporations and foundations.

  • Review and provide feedback on letters of inquiry, proposals, and budgets
  • Discuss and negotiate proposals, agreements, and budgets with foundation program officers and industry representatives
  • Provide technical assistance with applications and awards, including compiling institutional information, financial statements, IRS documents; provide required attachments and approvals
  • Work closely with Office of Research and Project Administration to coordinate and process grant proposals
  • Process and record gifts in conjunction with Development Office

We provide support to faculty throughout the proposal development and funding process.

Proposal Development Approach Wheel


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Please contact the Foundation Relations team for assistance in working with foundations, or the Corporate Engagement team for help in connecting with industry partners.


Administrative Contacts

For CEFR policies, please contact Coleen Burrus.

For CEFR award acknowledgement, reporting, or stewardship, please contact Jill Jahn.

For CEFR award or payment processing, please contact Jessica Pilotti.

For CEFR research and analysis, please contact Rajiv Hota.









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