Sponsored Programs, Research and External Engagement (SPREE) supports and grows St. Kate's research community and programming innovations.
The University has a lot to be proud of in terms of advancements in scholarship and programs, including
In fiscal year 2017, we brought in $8.51 million in funding from government and corporate/foundation partners.
These public and private investments reflect confidence in St. Kate’s varied strengths, including
If you represent a corporation or foundation, you can support research, public events, campus initiatives and more with a grant or sponsorship. We help to steward the relationships between St. Kate's and our corporate and foundation partners.
Grants and Sponsorships
Examples of current and past corporate sponsorships
Ways we recognize our donors' generosity
We offer a singular gateway for funding requests, and can help you prepare requests for funding, manage your awards, partner with corporations and foundations, build student internship and employment pipelines, and negotiate equipment and facility use.
We are available to help with
We provide a one-stop shop, our PI Toolkit, that supports your funding search, proposal writing and budget development, along with forms and resources to managing an award. See the toolkit for tools and processes to search for funding, acquire funding, and manage an award.
Or, browse grant opportunities available to faculty—or learn more about existing scholars and projects—in Sophia and Sophia Scholar.
Proposal Development and Grant Management Toolkit
Forms, guides and education to lead you through the grant process
Find St. Kate's research in various disciplines
Through a $397,793 Career Ready Internship Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation, the Center for Community Work and Learning will create more than 200 new paid internships during the 2015–2018 academic years.
Emergency Assistance for Low-Income Students
With the help of a grant awarded by Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates, Access and Success is able to extend financial assistance to any low-income student who meets the criteria, not just student-parents.
Improving Quality of Life for Children with Disabilities in Zambia
Professors Mary Hearst and Paula Rabaey were awarded $277,743 by GHR Foundation to pilot a project designed to reduce stigma and improve the quality of life for children with disabilities in Kanyama, Zambia.
Advancing Interpreter Education
The CATIE Center was awarded two U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration grants totaling $6 million to advance interpreter education.
St. Kate's students are given incredible opportunities to participate in research with real-world implications. In academic year 2016–17, our Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviewed 210 applications for Human Subject Research, 163 of them from students!
Get more out of your St. Kate’s education when you take advantage of these sponsored programs and opportunities.
Assistantship Mentoring Program
Work with a mentor on a meaningful learning experience
Collaborative Undergraduate Research
Work alongside your professors as part of a team
Participate in team-based clinical experiences
Explore the diverse slate of funded programs available through St. Kate's.
Career Ready Internship Program
Paid internships with nonprofits for juniors and seniors
Providing better care and living options for older adults
CNA Pathways Program
Path to CNA jobs for students in health fields
CNA Certificate Training Program
Older adult care training for St. Kate's students
Center for Sales Innovation
Developing successful and ethical sales leaders
Henrietta Schmoll School of Health
Influencing health systems and policy through education
Master of Public Health in Global Health
Preparing students to strengthen health systems
National Center for STEM Elementary Education
Promoting and expanding K–8 STEM education
Women's Health Integrative Research Center
Transforming the study and practice of women's health
Sponsored Programs, Research and External Engagement (SPREE) advances the mission of St. Catherine University by promoting research and scholarship; knowledge dissemination; academic program innovation; and student scholarship, loan, internship, and research opportunities.
SPREE serves as the administrative unit accountable for supporting faculty, staff, and students in readying research and innovation projects, acquiring extramural funding, and appropriately administering approximately $8 million in active sponsored projects.
SPREE also oversees research compliance pertinent to sponsor agreements and government regulations, including committees, policies, systems, training, and tools that underscore the University community’s commitment to the ethical conduct of research and scholarship.