Proposal Writing Resources
We offer early-stage proposal development assistance for large-scale, center-like proposals, and new faculty or first time submissions by:
- Developing timelines, checklists and managing the proposal development process.
- Organizing, managing and attending team meetings.
- Assisting with coordination and communication between the project team and the Office of Research Services (ORS), as well as the project team and external partners.
- Providing high-level proposal review and feedback to ensure that all of the sponsor requirements are met.
- Connecting faculty with editors knowledgeable in grant writing to assess the readability, clarity, and organization of the proposal (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Assisting with resubmissions by reviewing agency evaluations and providing feedback to adapt and modify proposals to be more competitive.
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 >>
How We Help: A Strong Start, Grant Writing
Where do you begin? What style do you need to use when writing your grant?
How We Help: Your Project and Appropriate Funding
Not all funding opportunities are appropriate for every project. How do we determine which funding opportunity is best?
How We Help: Funding Focused; First Meeting
We have heard the saying, 'Putting the cart before the horse', and we all know that finding funding opportunities can be a daunting task, let alone actually securing the funding. What happens before all of that
On Being Coherent
The whole really is more than the sum of its parts.
Design to Deliver
Balance the form and content of your research. Tap into these campus resources to help you purposefully design your research proposal.
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
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...
. . . try, try again. Why not revise and resubmit when your proposal is rejected? Doing so can mean much higher chances of success.
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
How can you find the overlap between your own research agenda and the goals and mission of external funding organizations?
Good problems lead to good questions. For research grant proposals to be competitive, the challenge must be clear.
More Than Dollars
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.