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1 Grant Writing Basics: Finding Funding Opportunities
Kari Whittenberger-Keith, Ph.D. Proposal Development Services Office of Sponsored Projects Office of Research, UW-M

2 Thinking about Funding
Specific persuasive form Specific “physical” form Audience-centered “Dating” game

3 Universe of Funders Colleges and schools Centers and institutes
Internal External Colleges and schools Centers and institutes Systems Federal Foundations Professional associations Institutions

4 Award Types Multiple people Multiple years Equipment and supplies
Grants Individual Awards Multiple people Multiple years Equipment and supplies Larger award size Physical/biosciences; education; some social sciences; large scale humanities Award made to institution Single researcher support One year or less Salary support or travel/access Smaller award size Humanities; arts; some social sciences; students Award made to individual

5 Funding Sources Individual sponsor Web sites Free databases
Federal, state, foundations, corporations Free databases, FedBizOpps (mostly federal grants) Topic-specific Paid subscription databases Pivot (UWM) Wide net (gov’t; national foundations; global) Extensive customization Other Services OSP Research Updates The Grants Library URL:

6 Finding Federal Opportunities
Sponsor Notification s Free Typically just a list with no functionality (e.g., no searching, sorting, bookmarking) Pre-determined frequency (weekly or bi-weekly) Reliable, easy to use, accurate “Hands-free” approach

7 Finding Federal Opportunities
Types of Free Sponsor Notifications Government-wide Federal Register Grants.Gov FedBizOpps Federal Agency-specific Dept. of Education, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency Public Service ScanGrants Foundations No free databases

8 Notice

9 NSF Notice

10 Finding Federal & Other Opportunities
Pivot Grant Opportunity Database Formerly Community of Science (COS) Most comprehensive, editorially maintained database of global funding opportunities By governments, private/corporate foundations For research, fellowships, scholarships Search one database for funding in any discipline and country, rather than multiple sources or across Internet Receive weekly updates on saved searches you organize in your own folders Receive alerts when new matching opportunities match your saved searches

11 Pivot Notice












23 Call for Proposal = … Request for proposal (RFP)
Broad agency announcement (BAA) Funding opportunity announcement (FOA) Request for information (RFI) Information for bid (IFB) Invitation to bid (ITB) Request for quote (RFQ)

24 Purpose of Calls Define the research need and the purpose of the solicitation Research expectations Project scope Expected outcomes/deliverables Schedules Outline competitive information Eligibility Number and size of awards Conditions of award Review process and timeline

25 Purpose of Calls (cont.)
Application instructions Deadlines Content requirements Format requirements Page length Margins/fonts Headers/footers Page numbers URLs Completion of required forms Sponsor contact information Program officer and technical support Conditions of award/reporting requirements/deliverables

26 Analyzing a Call Before you think about writing a proposal
Define project and funding needs Determine fundable components Research funding agencies and funding mechanisms/calls Analyze specific calls and requirements Funding priorities Agency goals “Audiences” Deadlines and application process Requirements, including page and form limits Past recipients Proposal examples FAQs and program officer contacts REMEMBER: Specifics vary by agency and program

27 Is This Opportunity Right for Me?
Can my work fit the call? Can I do it in the timeframe? Can I look competitive? Do I have enough experience? Do I have publications or other evidence? Do I need collaborators or other team members? Can my project “match” the level of innovation? “Revolutionary not evolutionary” “Breakthrough not incremental” “Basic research” Can I show I have the resources to accomplish the work? On campus Collaborations Travel to resources

28 For More Information Kari Whittenberger-Keith (414) Michelle Schoenecker (414)

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