Dean of the Faculty

Grants & Professional Development

Welcome to Southwestern University’s Grants and Professional Development page.  The site is a comprehensive introduction to a wide range of funding opportunities. 

This page provides access to fellowships in the humanities, fine arts, natural sciences and social sciences.  It contains links to private and corporate foundation funding programs and to searchable databases of funding opportunities.  The site provides help and advice on writing funding proposals and offers procedural pointers for Southwestern University faculty and staff on how to develop ideas for projects into finished proposals.  

All grants are subject to an internal Southwestern University approval process.  The internal Southwestern University signature approval form  must be completed. If you have questions about funding opportunities, proposal development or the Grants and Professional Development web page, please contact Sonya Robinson ( , ext. 1578)