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Research Development Videos

Why Wait for the RFP? Crafting a Concept Paper for Fast Feedback [Pt. 1]

Did you know that 50 percent of NSF and 80 percent of NIH funding is awarded through unsolicited, investigator-initiated proposals? Funders want to fund good research, no matter how they learn about it. Watch the video and view the transcript here >>

Why Wait for the RFP? Crafting a Concept Paper for Fast Feedback [Pt. 2]

The first step in receiving unsolicited funding for a research project begins with a concept paper. Watch the video and view the transcript here >>

Why Wait for the RFP? Crafting a Concept Paper for Fast Feedback [Pt. 3]

Writing your concept paper doesn't have to be intimidating. Remember these tips as you work through the process to get to the final product. Watch the video and view the transcript here >>

Crafting Better Proposals Using the Heilmeier Catechism

George H. Heilmeier, a former director of DARPA director, crafted a set of questions known as the "Heilmeier Catechism" to help Agency officials think through and evaluate proposed research programs. The same set of criteria can be used to create better and more competitive proposals. Watch the video and view the transcript here >>

Interacting with Program Officers [Pt. 1]

Developing relationships with program officers is extremely important. It is the key to success for both established and early-career faculty. Not only does it raise the profile of Texas Tech at the federal agencies but it also increases program officer knowledge of faculty expertise. Watch the video and view the transcript here >>

Interacting with Program Officers [Pt. 2]

Now that you've scored a phone call or in-person meeting, this video focuses on the program officer's expectations and share some advice on questions for the program officer. Watch the video and view the transcript here >>