FAQs for Grant Application and Submission
1) I am an adjunct faculty member for Santa Monica College. May I apply for a grant?
In nearly all circumstances, a part-time faculty member at SMC cannot serve as sole project manager/principal investigator for a grant that the college submits. An adjunct faculty member interested in leading a grant initiative at the college must discuss the idea with his/her instructional department and identify a full-time faculty member to serve as co-principal investigator/co-project manager.
2) I am looking for funding to support a specific course or program and the total cost of the project is less than $5,000. Should I consider applying for a grant?
One of the options that you may consider prior to seeking a public or private grant is applying to the Santa Monica College Foundation's Margin of Excellence Grant Program. Through this program, you may apply for up to a $5,000 grant to purchase equipment or obtain other forms of programmatic support not covered by the district's budget to enhance the teaching and learning experience.
3) May I sign and submit the grant myself?
No, all grants submitted on behalf of Santa Monica College must be signed and submitted by an authorized organizational representative or his designee. Authorized Organizational Representatives currently include Dr. Chui L. Tsang, Superintendent/President, and Randal Lawson, Executive Vice President. For assistance in obtaining these signatures, please contact the Grants Office at ext. 3718.