Over the years, a number of local and national corporations, foundations and nongovernmental organizations have recognized the significance of scholarship and research at Clark University by supporting researchers, fellowships, programs, facilities, equipment and more.
At Clark, the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) works to develop and sustain such relationships and obtain grants and gifts, including sponsorships and gifts-in-kind.
The office collaborates closely with faculty, staff and students, as well as with students’ advisers, to find potential funders and to develop and submit strong, compelling proposals to foundation and corporate funders. Stewardship of current grants and gifts from these sources also is CFR's responsibility.
Likewise, the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research is involved with the internal review process for many grant proposal submissions to private foundations, corporations and nongovernmental organizations. The two offices work together to ensure that both funder and Clark guidelines are met.
For help with funding options, please contact CFR before reaching out to funders, and as early as possible before proposal deadlines, to get the most out of the resources available through the office.
Jennifer Hitt ’95, MPA ’11