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Written by Dr. Patricia Solís,
Research Development Team
Office of the Vice President for Research

On Being Coherent
March 2016
The whole really is more than the sum of its parts.

Design to Deliver
January 2016
Balance the form and content of your research. Tap into these campus resources to help you purposefully design your research proposal.

Perfectly Persuasive
October 2015
To be competitive, proposals need not only be about innovative research but they should also be error-free and persuasive. Here are some things to consider.

Practical Advice on International Research Collaboration
September 2015
Here are a few ways for academic scholars to begin to think about how to go about improving the prospects of putting into place more frequent or higher quality experiences of research together across national borders.

If at First You Don't Succeed...
(with Kay Tindle)
April 2015
. . . try, try again. Why not revise and resubmit when your proposal is rejected? Doing so can mean much higher chances of success.

Demonstrate Significance
March 2015
Successful proposals stand out from the crowd. How can you make yours stand out? Know exactly why you aim to do what you do.

Creating the Right Fit
February 2015
How can you find the overlap between your own research agenda and the goals and mission of external funding organizations?

Good Problems
January 2015
Good problems lead to good questions. For research grant proposals to be competitive, the challenge must be clear.

More Than Dollars
December 2014
While many scholars focus on preparing funding proposals for the monetary award, the benefits of pursing competitive research opportunities reach far beyond the total budget column.