CFR Fundraising Resources for Faculty and Staff

Temple University’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) helps faculty and staff pursue foundation and/or corporate support on both regional and national levels. Faculty and program directors should work with their school’s, college's development team to notify CFR of potential proposals or organizational partnerships. For additional information, please contact the Office of CFR to discuss potential proposals or organizational partnerships.

Funding Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below for the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.

  • CFR manages relationships between the University and corporate and foundation partners. CFR can assist faculty by:

    • Identifying funding opportunities
    • Advising faculty and administration on how to make a strong case for support
    • Reviewing, revising, and editing proposals prior to submission
    • Contacting CFR partners on behalf of faculty and staff
  • Outside of CFR, Temple faculty, staff, students, and researchers may also find grant-seeking and grant-writing resources through:

  • This year, in partnership with the Office of Vice President for Research and with Hanover Research Consultants, three workshops will be offered for Temple University faculty and staff. Our third and final workshop for this year will be on April 28, 2017 on What To Do When Your Proposal Is Not Funded

    Two identical sessions will be held in the 1810 Liacouras Conference Center on Main Campus from 9am-noon and 1pm-4pm.

    RSVP for the workshop by Monday, April 24 by emailing the following information to Rosemary Dillon at

    • Subject Line: April 28 Workshop RSVP
    • Full Name (as it appears on your TUID)
    • Title
    • Research Area of Expertise
    • College/School Affiliation
    • Workshop session desired – morning or afternoon.

    For questions or further information, or if you would like the presentation materials from our previous workshops, White Papers and How to Use Them and Navigating the Funding Landscape for Grantseeking Success, please contact Julie Erhart.

  • CFR focuses on securing philanthropic funding by building relationships with private foundations, corporate foundations, and other businesses to support Temple’s priorities, including student and faculty initiatives, innovative programming, and capital improvements. CFR works in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Research Administration (OVPR) to assist faculty and staff seeking external funding. The Grants Management Division of the OVPR is responsible for submitting all proposals for grants and contracts for research to public agencies, private non-profit research organizations, and business partners (agreements and contracts).

    Faculty and program directors may not apply for or receive grants directly from external organizations without receiving university approval. This ensures that applications comply with university regulations regarding budget approval, cost-sharing, space and equipment, research regulatory approvals, conflict of interest, etc.