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Sponsored Research & Grants

About Sponsored Research & Grants at the Mount

Securing public and private funding for projects furthers the excellence of Mount St. Mary's University. Funding from grant applications serves a dual purpose, enabling Mount faculty and administrators to explore and advance scholarly projects and initiatives while advancing university projects and programs that support its strategic objectives. Identifying appropriate support and developing grant proposals may seem daunting.

About the Office of Grants Management

The Office of Grants Management is here to make the entire process as smooth as possible, from researching opportunities, to assisting in proposal writing, to making contact with foundations and submitting applications. Our goal is to help find funding to improve the quality and quantity of programs at Mount St. Mary's University, to make your grant application as competitive and successful as possible, and to help manage your grant after you have received an award.

Funding opportunities for grant applications can include:

  • Faculty research and scholarship
  • Student scholarships and activities
  • Project and program support
  • Capital building projects
  • Unrestricted support to the operating budget

Featured Grant Award

angy kallarackal with mount fellows in the lab

Melanie Butler, Ph.D.

The National Science Foundation awarded Mount St. Mary’s University, in partnership with Frederick Community College and Montgomery College, an $899,926 Scholarships in Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (S-STEM) program grant. The Community Colleges Collaborating in STEM (C3STEM) program champions diversity through $10,000 annual scholarships to underrepresented talents with financial needs. With a robust support framework, including pre- and post-transfer assistance, community college transfers can have a seamless transition to the Mount’s esteemed STEM programs. The S-STEM grant enhances retention rates and drives success in STEM careers or graduate studies—shaping a vibrant and inclusive STEM landscape. Contact Dr. Butler ( to learn more about the C3STEM program and read the full C3STEM story.

Recent Grant Awards

Learn more about how Mount faculty are succeeding in securing grants and the opportunities and improvements these awards help provide.

Read About Recent Grants

Submitting Updates

The Office of Grants Management strives to be clear and accurate in the information provided. If you notice anything that needs to be updated, please contact the Office of Grants Management. Thank you for your help to improve our service.

Nicole Patterson
Grants Manager
Office of Grants Management