External Funding Resources

Webster faculty and staff are a diverse, experienced, and exceptionally talented group involved in a broad range of projects, research, collaborations, and outreach activities: we have enormous potential to attract external funding. Take the first step toward a grant award today by contacting the Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations (CFGR) Team in the Alumni & Development Office. 

 

Webster's Grantseeking Process

  1. Contact your CFGR Liaison to discuss your funding interests
  2. Complete the Proposal Clearance Form
  3. Work with your CFGR Liaison to develop your project, identify potential funders and submit proposals

All Webster University grant proposals must be reviewed by the Development Office, Finance, and Academic Affairs, prior to submission. The CFGR team offers experience, useful contacts, and context to guide you through the proposal process and increase the likelihood of your proposal's success with corporate, foundation, and government audiences.

More about CFGR's Services

CFGR primarily dedicates its grantwriting efforts to supporting projects that address the institutional priorities designated in the University Strategic Plan and to initiatives identified by the University schools and colleges as academic priorities. For priority projects, CFGR provides a comprehensive set of services:

  • Prospect identification and research
  • Inter- and multi-disciplinary team identification and coordination
  • Proposal coordination and development
  • Planning and staffing for on- and off-campus site visits
  • Editing and writing support for letters of inquiry and proposals
  • Help securing institutional approval and letters of institutional support
  • Assistance gathering institutional information and materials
  • Editing and preparation of stewardship reports for awarded grants

For other projects, CFGR can provide a more limited set of services including:

  • Prospect research
  • Editing and writing support for letters of inquiry and proposals
  • Help securing institutional approval and letters of institutional support
  • Assistance gathering institutional information and materials
  • Editing of stewardship reports for awarded grants