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Creating a Project Work Plan

Crafting a competitive proposal for external funding requires that a "great idea" be transformed into a great research project that strategically addresses a significant problem of interest to funders.

Creating a work plan is a very effective way to think through your great idea and operationalize the research you want to conduct, whether a single project or multi-year research agenda. 

The process allows you to thoughtfully and strategically identify the purpose and scope of your research—and the resources necessary for success—unconstrained by funding and award parameters of a specific call for proposals. 

Review the Instructions, complete Step 1 by answering the "sales pitch" questions, and begin populating either Work Plan Template for your project. At any point during the process, contact Stephanie A. Korcheck, COE's Research Coordinator for Proposal Development, for assistance.