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Writing Proposals (as opposed to papers…) Jeff Ryan, Professor, Geology Dept. (past life: Program Director, NSF)
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What is a Proposal? It’s a Marketing Document! You are marketing your product (your research) to “buyers” (granting agencies) You have to convince them that what you are “selling” affords great benefit (i.e., a high potential for important and interesting science) at low risk (i.e., the potential for success is high). But research IS “risky” – that’s sort of the point! How does one do this?. ...
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How to do this… Be sure that what you are “selling” is what the grantor wants to “buy”. REALLY know your science! The important issues The mechanics of doing it Consider alternative outcomes (and what they mean) up front Really get to know what it costs to do your research.
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What does the Grantor want to buy? FIRST: READ Program Solicitations/RFP carefully and find out what it is they are seeking to support! Regional agencies often want to fund things done in their region – or folks working in their region. Know which it is! Disciplinary/topical agencies are interested in their discipline/topic. Make sure your project “fits” the program you’re applying to. “Shoehorning” doesn’t work! Often, research solicitations are general - little
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