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PALS Faculty: Introduction to Grants for PALS Faculty

Grantsmanship and other resources for PALS Faculty.

History of Philanthropy & You

As a PALS faculty, you are an important part of an academic culture comprised of many traditions.  One of these traditions is external funding, that is, support from a benefactor that allows you to build and enhance your expertise.     Your benefactor may be a foundation or other private sector group, a coporate entity, or government (local or national).  Here are just a few sites where you can begin to learn about the history of philanthropy. Many countries have rich histories of giving.  Where do you fit in?



Why Do PALS Faculty Need Grants?

External funding includes:

  • Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Fellowships
  • Other

PALS Faculty might need any of these to:

  • Organize a conference
  • Collect or purchase data
  • Conduct field work
  • Provide stipends, salary, or travel funds
  • Complete research for a thesis or dissertation

Writing proposals for external funding provides

  • Hands-on experience in writing academic proposals
  • Opportunities to build a professional network
  • Credentials for the curriculum vitae

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Grant Specialist

Patricia Bender

is a Research/Grant Specialist in the Office of Sponsored Research at Rutgers, Newark.   Ms. Bender is also a poet, writing teacher, and learning coach with a B.A. from Bloomfield College and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Rutgers University.  She is a National Writing Project consultant, and has earned certification in workshop leadership through Amherst Writers and Artists.

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