Director of Grants, Fellowships and Research

Title: Director of Grants, Fellowships and Research

Department: Provost Office

Immediate supervisor: Provost

Faculty Grants

  • Assist faculty in applying for external funds to support their research, creative, curricular, community, and outreach endeavors.
  • Write, co-write, and/or edit institutional grant proposals.
  • Develop proposal budgets.
  • Identify potential funding sources.
  • Interpret foundation and federal agency guidelines, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain federal grant registrations with,,, NIH, NSF, etc.
  • Work with the Director of Finance to oversee grant administration.
  • Ensure compliance with requirements of federal agencies and private foundations.
  • Engage in professional development activities in the field to remain abreast of current trends and developments in faculty grants.
  • Maintain the faculty grants website.

Graduate Fellowships

  • Serve as the chair of the College’s Graduate Fellowships Committee, convening the committee as necessary and organizing its activities, including student interviews, review of applications, preparing endorsements and campus evaluations.
  • Serve as the College representative and liaison for national scholarships and fellowships, and organizations for the field.
  • Promote grant, scholarship and fellowship opportunities to students; recruit and advise appropriate candidates; assist in the preparation of their applications.
  • Maintain the Grants/Scholarships/Fellowships website and social media as a resource for students and faculty.
  • Identify, mentor and develop a diverse group of students who may be or may become competitive for national fellowships and scholarships.
  • Engage in professional development activities in the field to remain abreast of current trends and developments in scholarship and fellowships advising.

Alpha Lambda Delta Advisor

  • Serve as the advisor for the Kalamazoo College chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, the national honor society for freshmen.
  • Work with the Registrar to obtain the list of eligible students; send invitations to join; organize the annual initiation and dinner for initiates, favorite professors and parents.


A master’s degree or bachelor’s degree with several years of experience in higher education is required. The candidate will demonstrate strong skills in written and oral communication, strong interpersonal skills, and attention to detail.  Familiarity with federal grant applications and compliance issues is desirable, as is experience in grant development and procurement. The position also requires an ability to work with faculty and staff colleagues from across campus as well as with students from a broad range of backgrounds.

Primary consideration will be given to applications received by February 12, 2020.

Kalamazoo College is a selective, nationally known liberal arts college offering students a personalized, integrated undergraduate experience known as the K-Plan that interweaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum with individualized research and experiential educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. Founded in 1833, Kalamazoo College is one of 40 dynamic Colleges That Change Lives, a group of 40 colleges that excel at developing potential, values and initiative, and provide the foundation for success beyond college. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 225,000 that supports four college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

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