Office hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (4:00 pm summer)
Phone: 309-556-3058
Email: grants@iwu.edu
Location: Holmes Hall, 200


The Office of Grants and Foundation Relations is service-oriented in the pursuit of external funding support on behalf of the University and its faculty and staff. The office functions as a conduit where faculty, staff, and the administration submit proposals to federal, state, private, and other external sources for research and scholarship, teaching, professional development, service, and departmental and institutional goals and priorities. The staff provides a range of services which include identifying opportunities, analyzing funding programs and developing solicitation strategies, forging internal and external collaborative teams, writing and editing proposals, designing and preparing budgets, providing institutional narratives and statistics, securing institutional approvals, certifications, and assurances, coordinating proposal submissions, and building and maintaining relationships with external funding sources.  In addition, the office supports post-award administration of grants.