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Grant Seeking at UIS

How the Office of Development Can Help with Grant Seeking

UIS Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) is a specialty area within the UIS Office of Development that is here for you as you engage in grant seeking and for the good of the university.

In corporate relations, our office functions as a gateway to the institution, helping make the appropriate connections and identifying relevant information to assist in building and coordinating multi-faceted relationships.

In foundation relations, our office serves as a liaison between foundation officers and UIS leadership, faculty members, and program directors. We assist with grant seeking, develop proposals, coordinate communications, and help maintain and advance the relationship beyond the grant period.

On the Front Line

Sarah Jennings (right) is UIS’ Director of Development for Corporate and Foundation Relations. She identifies, cultivates, coordinates, and stewards faculty and staff relationships with companies and foundations. Her work helps to secure external support for the institution and its highest priorities.

Marilyn Kok (right) works with Sarah—and with you—to write proposals, create budgets, and deliver proposals where needed, online, in person, or through the mail.

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