Grant Endorsement Form

The Foundation & Corporate Relations (FCR) Office looks forward to working with you on your grant proposal. Because grants are typically made to the institution rather than the individual faculty member or employee, Allegheny College acts as the fiscal agent and is responsible for ensuring that the terms of the award are fulfilled. In addition, the FCR Office works to ensure that all approaches from Allegheny to funding sources are coordinated. For these reasons, applications for external funding must have a completed Grant Proposal Endorsement Form, including relevant approvals, before submission.

The Allegheny College Grant Proposal Endorsement Form is required for all grant proposals, preliminary proposals, letters of inquiry and letters of intent that meet any of the following conditions:

  • grant funds will be paid to and administered by Allegheny
  • application process requires a signature from an “Authorized Organizational Representative” or an officer of the institution
  • proposal commits any time and effort on behalf of any college employees or students
  • proposal includes use of Allegheny equipment or space (other than individual faculty offices)
  • proposal includes funding for equipment
  • proposal includes course or program development or modification
  • proposal includes indirect costs (some grants—including nearly all federal grants—require these overhead costs to be included in the budget)
  • proposal requires an institutional financial match or cost sharing (including student or employee work hours, in-kind services, release time)
  • proposal commits, explicitly or implicitly, Allegheny funds
  • proposal commits Allegheny to a future action (such as a new course or program, a course release, work that requires Physical Plant or Information Technology Services’ assistance, conferences or meetings held on campus, etc.)

In short, the Grant Proposal Endorsement Form is required for any proposal that involves any Allegheny College commitment, even if the grant is awarded directly to a faculty member, and not to the institution. Please note that the questions on the form are not meant to be a list of requirements that are necessary to submit a proposal; they are meant to make sure we have all the necessary information we need prior to submitting a proposal.

Please submit the Grant Proposal Endorsement Form at least 10 business days before the proposal deadline. The form should take 10-20 minutes to complete. The FCR Office can help you to complete this form and coordinate the approval process. If this form has not been completed before the proposal is submitted or if necessary signatures are missing, the college may refuse to accept a grant if awarded. For more information, please contact the FCR Office at (814) 332-3864 or fcr@allegheny.edu.

Submit your Grant Proposal Endorsement Form now.

Grant Endorsement Form Questions

To give you an idea of what to expect on the electronic Grant Proposal Endorsement Form, this document lists the questions that are included. Please note that the questions on this form are not meant to be a list of requirements that are necessary to submit a proposal; they are meant to make sure we have all the necessary information we need prior to submitting a proposal.

Check out the Grant Endorsement Form Questions.