All grant applications initiated by or for the benefit of faculty must, prior to submission, be approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and then by the Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs. Grant applications or proposals submitted for approval must be accompanied by a letter of support from the chair of the sponsoring academic or administrative department. Any grant requesting funds for purchase of computer equipment must be reviewed by the Director of Information Technology Services. An External Grant Approval Checklist Form may be obtained from the “Grants” folder located in the Rhodes College Information Volume in the Faculty Items folder. This form will delineate the approval process for the grant initiator and a copy should accompany the grant at each step to expedite the review.