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Proposal Developers

Proposal Developers are Faculty Who:

  • have a strong, focused record of scholarship
  • are ready to develop their research ideas into a project that can be converted into an external funding request
  • commit to submitting a proposal to a federal agency or foundation within one year of completing the program
Proposal Developer Incentives
  • Scholars may request a graduate research assistant during the Spring 2019 semester to assist with program-related activities and deliverables, as well as current research projects.These GRAs will be funded by the College and are subject to availability.
  • Additionally, the College may provide the following after the completion of the program to support the development and submission of a competitive proposal:
    • reassigned time (i.e., a course release) to prepare your proposal; must be strategically used when most needed and only upon approval of your department chair;   Click here for reassigned time guidelines and application
    • travel expenses to talk with a program officer at a targeted federal agency or foundation

Proposal Developer Timeline

Proposal Developers commit to attending the following workshop sessions and completing the identified deliverables:

Date Time Location Workshop Topic
February 8 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. ED 4061



Effective Use of Graduate Research Assistants

Project Development Strategies

March 8 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. ED 3038

Crafting Your Elevator Pitch

Finding Funding

April 12 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. ED 4061

Effective Research Design

Developing a Project Work Plan

May 10 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. ED 4061

All Things Funders

(e.g. talking with program officers, unsolicited submissions, review panels)

  August 16 Deliverables: Elevator Pitch, Project Overview and Project Work Plan

    Incentive: $750 if deliverables are successfully completed

September 13 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. ED 4061 Elevator Pitch and Project Overview - Sharing and Feedback
October 11 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. ED 4061

University Resources

Reading an RFP

Budget Overview

November 8 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. ED 4061

Crafting and Submitting Your Proposal

November 22 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. ED 4061

Post-Award Management

Celebration Lunch


  December 20 Deliverables: Project Budget, List of Targeted Funder(s), and Concept Paper

    Incentive: $750 if deliverables are successfully completed