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Develop Your Research Idea

Time is your most precious commodity.

Before investing the many, many hours necessary to prepare all the required elements of an application package submitted in response to a request for proposals, the strategically-focused Work Plan and Concept Paper processes will lead to invaluable feedback from potential funders that ultimately will make your application much more competitive.

The College's Research Incentive Opportunity (RIO) provides financial incentives to tenured and tenure-track faculty seeking funding for research projects totaling at least $100,000 in direct costs. Visit the RIO page to learn how to receive these incentives.

Visit the Writing Tips section to learn important strategies for crafting a competitive proposal.


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Angela Rich, Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy