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External Funding and Support

What kind of funding are you looking for?

Sponsored Programs

Thinking of applying for government funding for your research?

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Contact Susan Richman
Director of Foundation Relations and Sponsored Programs, today.
Adamian 160


Private foundations can support faculty research and pedagogy.  The submission process is generally shorter and less complex than a sponsored program submission.

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Corporate partnerships are essential to the achievement of Bentley's strategic objectives, including the needs of faculty. 

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Sponsored Programs

The Director of Sponsored Programs provides leadership and administrative support in the development and submission of proposals for grants and contracts to governmental agencies.  Proposals may support research, curriculum development, instruction, service and other projects and programs. Support for faculty fellowships applications funded by the government is provided by the Director of Foundation Relations in the office of Corporate Relations. 

In addition to proposal development activities, on behalf of the faculty, Bentley negotiates contracts and subcontracts; oversees adherence to funding agency policies and regulations; administers the expenditures of funds according to agency guidelines; and follows through on the completion of reporting requirements and award close-out.

If you have specific questions about support for Sponsored Programs or wish to notify the college about trouble using any of the links on this site, please contact.

Questions About Sponsored Programs

Is there a possibility of funding within my area of research and if so, how can I find funding?

There are many different funding opportunities available for a variety of areas of research.  We encourage you to refer to the links and resources on our website as well as e-mail your questions to Susan Richman.

Do I have to consult someone at Bentley before applying for funding?

Yes, if you are a faculty member any proposal to the government must be approved by the college before it is submitted.

Does Bentley provide assistance with proposal writing?

Please feel free to make an appointment with Susan Richman for further assistance.  Meanwhile, there are helpful guidelines available on our Proposal Development page. 

Will Bentley inform me of any funding opportunities that become available within my area of expertise?

Members of the faculty currently receive electronic Funding Opportunity notices in their areas of interest. Please notify Susan Richman if you wish to receive additional information. You may also refer to the Funding Opportunities page for current agency interests and deadlines. 

What should I do after the award is received and do I need to submit a budget?

Please refer to our Award Administration section for general information and contact Susan Richman for further assistance.

Contact Information

Susan Richman, Director of Sponsored Programs
Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Bentley University
Adamian 160
Waltham, MA  02452-4705
Phone: 781.891.2660

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