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 Institutional Fact Sheet

Providence College
Institution Mailing Address:
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, Rhode Island 02918-0001
Institution Type: 
Private, Not-for-profit, 4 year Institution of Higher Education

Contact Information (Authorized Official):
Hugh F. Lena, Ph.D.
Provost & Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs 
Office of Academic Affairs, Harkins 208
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, Rhode Island 02918-0001
Phone: 401.865. 2990

Administrative Contact for Grants:
Kris A. Monahan, Ph.D.
Director, Sponsored Research & Programs
Office of Academic Affairs, Harkins 208
1 Cunningham Square
Providence​​, Rhode Island 02918-0001
Phone: 401.865.2554

Financial Contact for Grants:
Charles Ouellette
Senior Financial Analysis
Financial Services, Harkins 410
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, Rhode Island  02918-0001
Phone: 401.865.2925

Important Information:
DUNS: 075704601
Federal Tax ID: 05-0258932
Institutional H​uman Subjects Assurance Number: FWA 00014558
NAICS: 61130 Colleges, Universities, Professional Schools
Incorporation Date: 1/1/1917
Congressional District: RI-001
Animal Care and Use Assurance Number:  A4522-01A4522

Indirect Costs:
IDC Rate Agreement:  Effective 12/10/14​
Type: Predetermined
Rate: 38% On-Campus, 18% Off-Campus
Darryl W. Mayes (212) 264-2069​
DHHS/ Division of Cost Allocation New York, NY​

Preparing Your Proposal

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Preparing a proposal for funding involves understanding the particular sponsor requirements, getting organized, identifying resources, and assessing grant readiness. Contact the Office of Sponsored Research & Programs early in the proposal preparation process to get support and resources to meet your needs.​

Grant Improvement Fund!

Individual faculty members have unique needs regarding the kinds of investments and professional development that will help them become better positioned to apply for and receive external grants and fellowships. The GIF provides support to help faculty make their external grant applications more competitive and fundable. It is expected that faculty who receive funding will apply for an external research grant or fellowship within one year of their support.

Eligible Activities:

  • Funds to hire an expert to review and critique a proposal prior to submission;
  • Fundin​g to participate in grant writing workshops, webinars, or online courses;
  • Travel support to meet with program officers or grant collaborators;
  • Funding to attend a writing workshop or retreat to prepare manuscripts for submission and thereby improve one’s publication record.

​​To apply for support, submit an email to Kris Monahan​. In the email please include the following:​​

  • The external grant or fellowship program for which you plan to develop an external proposal, its deadline, and award amount.

  • Three paragraphs that summarize (a) your research program; (b) the proposed grant improvement activity and associated costs, and; (c) how this support will enhance your professional development and promote future grant activity.

  • ​​​A copy of your current CV.​​

Tips for Effective Proposal Writing

Are you ready? - Click here​ for a Grant Readiness Assessment

As you write a proposal, keep in mind the following points:​

  • Follow​​ application guidelines explicitly. Your proposal should always fit the sponsor’s priorities, rather than make reviewers work to find your proposal’s relevance.
  • Address stated review criteria thoroughly. To help reviewers, use headers to clearly identify each criterion.
  • Draw on your strengths and the strengths of your institution.
  • Use clear, precise language. Avoid jargon or unnecessarily technical terminology.
  • Make use of bullets and tables to summarize your ideas, rather than long descriptive paragraphs.
  • Include a table of contents and clearly identify the various proposal sections that meet the criteria of the funder.
  • Ask a colleague outside of your field to review your proposal for format and readability.
  • Go to your sponsored programs office early in the proposal writing process to alert them to what you are doing, and then return well before the submission deadline for help with internal clearance and sign-off procedures.​​
  • Proposal Submission Checklist

Useful websites and resources for proposal writing