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Tracey Nally Office of Sponsored Research Programs (OSR) Karen Nordell Pearson Assoc. Dean for Research and Scholarship David Cunningham Center for Writing and Research March 2014
What is your vision for your scholarly work? What contribution to the field are you hoping to make? Do you have some preliminary results to build upon? Have you established any collaborations? Are you well-informed about the prior results in the field? What will the grant funding allow you to do? Sabbatical support Research equipment Faculty or course development Travel support
Begin the proposal process at least 1 year out Work backwards from when you need the money Let the project be the driver for how much $ you’re seeking Meet internal funding deadlines
Grant / Gift / Fellowship Advertisements: RFP/CFP – Request/Call for Proposals FOA – funding opportunity announcement Solicitation Dear Colleague Letter Letter of Intent/Inquiry (LOI) or Concept Paper
Obtain a Successful Proposal Tell Everyone about your Project Relationship with Program Officer (PO) Request a 15 min conversation Attach a 1 page summary Only ask questions NOT provided on website or in the guidelines Will they review a draft?
Know your audience Write an outline – use RFP headings and reviewing criteria Expect to prepare several drafts Ask colleagues (within/outside discipline) and OSR for comments Use grant writing resources Answer reviewer questions hope.edu/admin/osr/grant_writing.html
What’s the intellectual merit? ◦ How important is the project to advancing knowledge and understanding within its own field or across fields? What’s the broader impact? ◦ How well does the activity advance discovery and understanding while promoting teaching, training, and learning? How will it be disseminated? What may be the benefits of the proposed activity to society?
Are the senior personnel (PI, co- PI) qualified? Is the proposed project feasible? Are the requested funds appropriate? How will the project be evaluated?
Format according to guidelines Write for the general public Use third person No jargon Be concise First sentence as main point Spell check
Helps you plan the research project Use Excel spreadsheet Secure internal funds (if needed) Refer to OSR “institutional data”institutional data Get OSR approval hope.edu/admin/osr/institutional_data.html
PI/PD and Co-PI/PD – principle/primary investigator /project director Participant – conference attendee / summer student training Fringe Benefits – taxes, retirement and insurance Indirect / F&A (facility) costs - overhead costs (i.e. Utilities) ; federal negotiated rate Cost share/ Matching funds – by institution a. financial b. in-kind Subrecipient/ subaward / subcontract
Complete the “early notification” form - at least 1 month prior to deadlineearly notification Determine if an institutional cost share/match is required Complete “institutional cost share” forminstitutional cost share” Complete the “proposal routing “ form – 1 week prior to deadlineproposal routing Obtain any letters of commitment/support Stay in contact with OSR re: your timeline hope.edu/admin/osr/early_notification_form_8.23.12k.html hope.edu/admin/osr/cost_share_form
OSR submits – some exceptions Does the proposal meet requirements? Do you have all the attachments? Give OSR time to read it one more time!