External Grants & Gifts

The External Grants and Gifts (EGG) Team is a collaboration between the Offices of the Provost, Institutional Advancement, and the Finance Office. This interdepartmental Mills team works with faculty and staff to develop grant proposals for research, academic programs, faculty development, student success and retention, and other areas related to the mission of Mills College.

EGG Support | Grant Resources | Policies & Compliance

EGG Support

The associate provost for teaching, learning, and faculty affairs (Provost's Office); director of foundation and corporate relations (Office of Institutional Advancement); and the manager of grants, contracts, and restricted funds (Finance Office) support faculty and staff during the grant proposal (pre-award) process, with the aim of delegating institutional support towards grant development.

  1. The Provost’s Office and Finance's manager of grants, contracts, and restricted funds coordinate the submission of governmental award opportunities. For opportunities that impact multiple departments/units, we call on the expertise of academic deans, department heads, and relevant professional staff. This cooperative process ensures that Mills can comply with the grant/contract requirements, has appropriate resources to manage the grant, and coordinates proposal writing efforts across the College.
  2. The Office of Institutional Advancement focuses on prospecting and coordinating the submission of foundation, corporate, and donor-based grants. Support for budget development during the proposal process is provided by the manager of grants, contracts, and restricted funds.
  3. Post-award support is also provided by the manager of grants, contracts, and restricted funds, and ensures institutional compliance with research-related campus policies, as well as local and federal government rules and regulations.

Grant Resources

Grant, Contract & Gift Processes & Procedures

The Grant, Contract, and Gift Processes and Procedures slideshow will provide you a visual map of how Mills can support you in developing a project and obtain support and approval for grants, contracts, gifts, and fellowships.

Applications to any outside funding source must first be reviewed and approved by the EGG Team prior to any submissions of the proposal. Faculty or project director should complete and submit the External Grants and Gifts Request Review Form (DOC). Ideally, EGG review form will be submitted at least two months before the sponsor’s deadline. The EGG Team meets bi-monthly to review all requests; should your proposal need urgent attention, email egg@mills.edu to coordinate an expedited review process.

If you are pursuing a gift or cultivating new donor(s) relations, please email Sherisse Dozier, director of advancement services, at sdozier@mills.edu for information and support.

Grant Terminology

Policies & Compliance


Contact the EGG Team at egg@mills.edu with additional questions or for support with your grants and proposals.