The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) will offer three training opportunities this semester for faculty and staff interested in writing grant or contract applications to fund research or other projects: What You Need to Know to Find Grant Funding Opportunities (Oct. 16), Grant Proposal Planning and Writing (Oct. 23), and How to Prepare a Grant Proposal Budget (Oct. 30). Each session will be conducted from 1:30-3 p.m. in the University Center Redhawks Room.
Session descriptions and registration links are available below.
What You Need to Know to Find Grant Funding Opportunities (Oct. 16)
You may have heard that there is all sorts of money out there for grants, and that it’s free for the asking. The reality is that it’s a bit more complicated than that, and it all begins with identifying the right funding source. This session will provide information on why granting agencies award funds and help you to identify sponsoring agencies that may be interested in your particular project or program.
Grant Proposal Planning and Writing (Oct. 23)
Once you’ve identified a potential grant funding agency for your project, you’ll need to prepare a carefully written, responsive and well-reasoned proposal. In this session, we’ll discuss some tips to make your proposal stronger and more persuasive.
How to Prepare a Grant Proposal Budget (Oct. 30)
A proposal budget is another view of your project . . . in dollars and cents. If the proposed activity and the budget are not aligned, you’re unlikely to be funded. Reviewers and funding agencies look at both the project narrative AND the budget. They generally carry equal weight. And the lowest budget is not necessarily the winner when it comes to grants!
ORSP provides support services for faculty and staff of Southeast Missouri State University in their pursuit of external funding for research, creative, service and other scholarly activity. We provide assistance with:
- funding opportunity searches
- proposal development, review, approvals and submission
- award negotiation
- non-financial post award activity
For more information, or if you have questions, please contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at ext. 2018.