Week 11 April 14, 2011: Grant Proposal Writing and Reviewing Workshop

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5PM - 7:50 *** NOTE: Date and time change *** Grant Proposal Workshop

In this class we will focus on writing and reviewing grant proposals. For the homework, you will present your research as a proposal. You have the option to make a presentation of your proposal (powerpoint style) or to submit it in written form, your choice, guided by which form will provide the opportunity to practice and strengthen your weaker skills. Be sure to include all sections, and even if you don't say much, say something. Make an attempt at a budget estimate based on your work so far in class. For amusement, you may want to have a look at this: http://www.wendychao.com/science/stipends/2009-10.html

NOTE: Choose to submit your proposal as EITHER a written proposal that you will tell informally in class, or as a slide presentation that you will present in class. Choose the format that will give you the practice you want most towards your learning objectives

Reading Assignment for this class:

  1. Look over the sections of the NSF Grant Proposal Guidelines (all sections), then focus on the EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) (http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappguide/nsf11001/gpg_2.jsp#IID2):
  2. Proposal Sample and Reviewer Response: I will email a proposal that was not funded and the reviewer comments. These are not for distribution and only to be used in class.

Written Assignment for this class:

  • Put your project into the format of the NSF proposal, i.e. make sure to include all the sections that are required. Note that you do
    • Propose your research in the format of the EAGER proposal. You don't need to write the full 5-8 pages, but be sure to include the sections that need to be submitted as described in the GPG. Skip the cover sheet because it is generated automatically, but include key information that would be on the cover sheet (Your name, budget requested.) There is a blank NSF cover sheet here: http://www.jmu.edu/sponsprog/documents/CoverPageCertifications.pdf
    • Review the eligibility criteria. Are you eligible? If not, which criteria don't you meet?
    • Review the review criteria. What are the review criteria? Include sections in your proposal that address the criteria. Here is one: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/gpg/broaderimpacts.pdf

    Presentation Assignment for this class:

    • As above in the written section, but in a presentation format.
    • Every project should be prepared to report on status
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