How We Can Help You

The Grants Development & Special Projects Office:

  • Meets with faculty and staff to learn about their project interests and funding needs
  • Notifies individual of grant opportunities pertinent to specific areas of interest
  • Maintains a library of resource materials for locating funding and preparing proposals
  • Assists faculty and staff in the preparation of applications by acting as liaison with funding agencies, providing editorial and budget assistance, and reviewing for compliance with agency regulations and guidelines
  • Offers faculty workshops on proposal writing, to include budget-relevant information and funding opportunities
  • Provides information for both public and private funding agencies

Become a Grant Champion

4 Steps to Success!
  1. Warm Up: Watch the Grant Champions videos here.
  2. Get the Ball Rolling: Bring the Golden Ticket to your first grant meeting.
  3. Stretch & Strengthen: Plan your project with the Grant Blueprint guide.
  4. Huddle Up! Don’t forget the required Grant Application Approval Form.

High five! Now let’s get funded!

The Grants Development and Special Projects Office, a division of Institutional Advancement, works in partnership with Virginia Western Community College administration, deans, faculty, and classified staff to secure external funding for curricular, program-related and special projects.

It is the Mission of the Grants Development Office to advance Virginia Western Community College’s emerging initiatives that are aligned and consistent with the goals of the college.

Additional grants development and management resources are available for faculty and staff on the Institutional Advancement section of VW Connect (Virginia Western login required).


Director of Grants Development & Special Projects

Herbert-Ashton, Marilyn
Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Director of Grants and Special Projects and Dean of Nursing
Fishburn Hall F214A


Lyons, Shelley
Administrative Officer for Grants Administration
Fishburn Hall F204

Contact Us

Grants Development Office
Fishburn Hall F204

Mailing Address:
3093 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

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