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Libraries Development: Grants

Grants Fundraising at a Glance

The MIT Libraries and MIT Press are actively fundraising from private foundations and government agencies.  In order to keep all pertinent parties in the loop for the most cohesive and efficient process possible, please refer to the following guidelines.

 

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What

Staff Contact

Action

Conversation or email about a potential grant with prospective, current, or former grant funder to Libraries or Press

Suzanne Wallen

Kaija Langley

Email pertinent staff about contact in a timely manner to avoid awkward situations with MIT leadership and staff

In-person meeting about a potential grant with prospective, current, or former foundation funder to Libraries or Press

Suzanne Wallen

Kaija Langley

Chris Bourg

Email pertinent staff about meeting in a timely manner. It may be useful to have development staff attend the meeting. It is also necessary for development staff to keep the Office of Foundation Relations abreast of donor meetings

Ideas for grant support

Suzanne Wallen

Email Suzanne to set up a meeting or phone call to discuss your programmatic needs to develop a prospect plan.

Intention to submit of Letter of Inquiry (LOI), Concept Paper, or Grant Proposal

Suzanne Wallen

Email Suzanne to provide advance notice of your intentions BEFORE submitting documentation to funders.

Drafting a Proposal

Suzanne Wallen

Chris Bourg

Alert Suzanne at least three weeks in advance of deadline for feedback

Submitting a Proposal


Suzanne Wallen

Chris Bourg

Copy by email both Suzanne and Chris on all proposal submissions

Notification of Award

Suzanne Wallen

Chris Bourg

Kaija Langley

Tracy Gabridge

Email pertinent staff promptly of any  grant award notifications including amount and project

Reporting on Grant Funding

Suzanne Wallen

Chris Bourg

Copy by email Suzanne and Chris any reports, amendments, and extension requests to grant awards prior to submission.

 

Kaija Langley

Kaija Langley

Kaija Langley

Director of Development
Director's Office
klangley@mit.edu | NE36-7320 | 617.452.2123
Assistant: William Lemos