Our mission is to guide faculty and students throughout their research journey. The SLA Dean’s office, in collaboration with Tulane’s Office of Research Proposal Development, Sponsored Projects Administration, and the Center for Foundation Relations, works with faculty and graduate students to identify funding opportunities, develop competitive funding proposals, and assist with award management. The information provided here will direct you to these resources and guide you through the process of finding and applying for funds in support of your research and creative endeavors.

  • School of Liberal Arts Policies & Procedures for Grants & Fellowships

  • Office of Research and Proposal Development

    The Office of Research Proposal Development (ORPD) assists faculty in the development of proposals for external grant support from federal sponsors.

  • Corporate Foundation Relations (CFR)

    The office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) assists Tulane faculty in finding and applying for private external funding for programs and research.

  • Sponsored Projects Administration

    Tulane’s Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) provides both pre and post award services to the Tulane University research community. At the proposal stage, SPA staff work with faculty and departmental administrators to assist with budget development, interpret sponsor guidelines, file required compliance documents and provide authorized institutional approvals through signatures or the electronic proposal submission process. SPA also reviews all awards made to Tulane University and if necessary, engages in fiscal and business negotiations with sponsors to ensure compliance with university policies and federal regulations. SPA staff are authorized to execute research agreements (i.e. contracts, subcontracts, cooperative agreements, clinical trial agreements, etc.) and issue all required subagreements to collaborating institutions when required. Additionally, certain administrative and fiscal compliance requirements associated with the post-award and close-out phases of sponsored projects are administrated by this office.

    Sponsored Projects representatives by Department
    Leah Ann Plaisance; ext. 4-7840l plaisance@tulane.eduKourtney Thibodeaux; ext. 4-7841 kthibodeaux@tulane.edu
    EconomicsAnthropology/American Routes
    Spanish & PortugueseClassical Languages
    Teacher CertificationCommunication
    Theatre & DanceEnglish
     French & Italian
     German & Slavic Studies
     Jewish Studies
     Political Science

    Unsure of which office you should be working with? Please contact Elizabeth Tierney in the SLA Dean’s office for assistance (etierney@tulane.edu).

    Other important resources for faculty wanting to submit proposals: