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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  

WHAT IS MY PART IN THE GRANT WRITING PROCESS?

Your main responsibilities include: contacting and securing the support of the Dean and Chair (as appropriate) and providing the narrative describing the science or program portion of the grant. The Grants Office will coordinate the writing process, obtain appropriate signatures, edit the entire application, and arrange for the submission of the grant.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I RECEIVE A GRANT?

The Grants Office and the Provost’s Office will work with the Business Office to set up an account for you. The Grants Office will support the project leader throughout the entire implementation phase, to the greatest extent possible, including all aspects of stewardship, presentations, and final reporting requirements.

 

CAN I CALL THE GRANTS OFFICE DIRECTLY, OR DO I NEED TO GO THROUGH THE PROVOST?

If you would like to explore the feasibility of a grant idea, feel free to contact the Grants Office directly. We will research potential funding sources for you. However, before proceeding to the grant writing phase, the Dean and Provost must be notified (and the Department Chair as appropriate). Moreover, the Provost must approve all external grant applications before submission.

 

DO I HAVE TO WORK WITH THE GRANTS OFFICE IN ORDER TO OBTAIN A GRANT?

No. The only reporting requirement is to the Department Chair (for course load purposes), Dean, and Provost. The Grants Office is a resource available to you to make the grant writing experience easier and more manageable.

WHO ARE THE GRANTS OFFICE STAFF MEMBERS?

Jon Stuckey, the Director of Development and the Director of the Grants Office, came to Messiah College in August of 2000. Prior to coming to Messiah, he was a researcher at an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland. He has written numerous federally and privately funded research grants. His most recent work has focused on the negative impact of the “successful aging” model on the dementia experience. He has also studied the role of religion and spirituality among persons with Alzheimer’s disease and issues of aging related to older women.

Erin Beck is the Messiah College Grants Coordinator. She graduated from Dickinson College, majoring in political science, and received a Master’s in Public Administration degree from Penn State Harrisburg. Before joining the Grants Office, she served for seven years as the Deputy Director of U.S. Senator Arlen Specter’s Harrisburg Office.


Vicki Warkoczeski is the Administrative Assistant for the grants office. Prior to serving at Messiah, she worked as the Executive Assistant to the President of Milligan College in Johnson City, Tennessee for over 12 years. Her current duties include supporting the work of the Grants Office and College Development.

WHERE IS THE GRANTS OFFICE LOCATED?

The Grants Office is located in the College Development wing on the second floor of Old Main in room 220. The telephone extension is 2442.

 


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