Private and corporate foundations are generous supporters of higher education, and WPI's Office Institutional Advancement is your partner in accessing those funds. Institutional Advancement helps WPI faculty and academic departments connect with private and corporate foundations and provides technical support to help you present your research, project or program to potential donors.

The Institutional Advancement team can help you to:

Identify & research potential funders Coordinate with other WPI offices
Develop solicitation strategies Liaise with foundations
Prepare proposals Submit funding requests
  Process post-award documents

To make your application as successful as possible, Institutional Advancement also coordinates with WPI's Office of Sponsored Programs and Academic & Corporate Engagement‚Äč, depending on the type of research, project, or program and the funding source involved with a funding application.

Before approaching a private foundation, please contact:
Janet Pane-Joyce, Director, 508-831-5345/jpanejoyce@wpi.edu