Policies, Forms, and Additional Information

Here you will find information to help you complete your grant application, including institutional data for compiling the narrative as well as federal and institutional policies related to grant-funded activities, budget requests, and reporting.

Budget and Budget Justification Templates: Templates for creating a grant proposal budget.

College Policies:  Proposals must be prepared and grants administered in accordance with all college policies.  Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the most relevant policies that are included here: drug and alcohol, conflict of interest, scientific misconduct, faculty spending, and equipment policies.

Faculty Grant Proposal Library (in GLOW):  This online library contains a collection of successful grant proposals written by Williams faculty.  Please feel free to refer to these proposals as you prepare your own grant applications. To access the files, you must first log-in.

Fringe Benefit Rates:  Fringe benefits, such as health insurance, are paid at a rate that is pre-determined by the college each year. Rates can differ depending on the time of year (academic year/summer) and the employment status (full-time/part-time/student) of the individual in question.  Please note that fringe benefit rates can change, so remember to consult this page for more information.

Grant Salary Request Form:  This form should be used by faculty on nine-month contracts who wish to draw a salary from a external funding source.  It gives human resources the necessary information so that they can process the request, including the amount, timing, and source of the funds. Typically, a faculty member who wishes to draw “summer salary” from a grant award will need to complete the salary request form.

Institutional Information:   This page contains official details about the college (i.e., institution official name, organizational address, tax identification number, DUNS number, etc.)

National Science Foundation RUI Impact Statement Requirements & Suggested Text:  This page explains the requirements for an NSF RUI Impact Statement and provides suggested text to help you prepare your proposal.

Principal Investigator/Project Director Eligibility Policy: This page contains Williams College’s policy for who is eligible to be a principal investigator or project director on an external grant.

Safe and Inclusive Working Environments for Off-Campus Research Policy: This page contains Williams College’s policy for safe and inclusive working environments for off-campus research.

Science Information:  Visit the Williams Science Center’s site for specific details on equipment and instrumentation.

Travel & Business Expense Guidelines:  This page explains the rules of claiming travel and business expenses based upon Internal Revenue Service publication 463, Travel, Entertainment, Gift and Car Expenses.

Williams College Common Data Sets:  Compendium of institutional data commonly requested by and found in college guide publications.  This information is compiled by the Office of Institutional Research.