Texas Tech University

Program Officer Assistance

Developing a relationship with your program officer(s) is vital to your future success as a grant-funded researcher. ORD can guide you through the process of connecting with your program officer(s). We will help you develop a brief summary of your research, as well as key points and questions for the phone call. If you are interested in connecting with your program officer, e-mail ord.vpr@ttu.edu.

 

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 >>

 

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 >>

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