Funding Presentation CUR SSH Institute 0210-2

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Unformatted text preview: Grants & Funding Opportunities for Undergraduate RSCA for CUR Institute CUR Mesa Community College Mesa February 5-7, 2010 February Bill Campbell, Director of Grants & Research, University of Wisconsin-River Falls [email protected]; 715/425-3195. [email protected] The Grants World The Federal grants: $400 billion plus Foundations: $100 billion plus Corporate giving programs: $20 billion plus Net: more than $520 billion available to grant Net: seekers every year. seekers Basic principles governing the grants world: the Funding agencies MUST give away the Funding money. money. They give it away through competitions. To win a grant: To Your goals/objectives must fit the Your funding agency’s goals/objectives. funding Your proposal must meet the Your specifications of the grant program (be eligible, meet the funder’s goals, follow directions, etc.). follow Your proposal must be convincing Your enough to beat the competition. enough The Proposal-Review Process Internal or external reviewers Internal Lengthy process: distribute proposals, Lengthy receive reviews and scores, rank proposals, award funds. proposals, If grant is made, agency may request If revisions in plan or budget. revisions If proposal is rejected, agency may send If reviewer’s comments to proposer. The Proposal-Review Process, 2 The Principles to remember: The reviewers are your audience; find out The who they might be. who Reviewers are the only judges that count. If you are not funded, use the reviewers If comments to rewrite, and resubmit your proposal. proposal. Proposal-writing Sequence Proposal-writing Step 1: Consult with your Grants Office It may help you Find funding sources Write the narrative Create the budget Fill out the forms Submit the proposal Participants’ grants offices: Participants’ Next steps: Preliminaries Preliminaries ID a problem, generate an ID idea, find sources of funding funding Invent the project brainstorm, research what brainstorm, others have done, contact the funder the Write the proposal outline the proposal, outline assign tasks, construct the budget, write a draft, review, edit, rewrite rewrite Submit the proposal obtain signatures, check obtain directions, mail/FedEx/ electronic delivery, party electronic Wait for a verdict research other funders After the verdict iif yes, review & revise f according to award; if no, revise and resubmit revise Finding External Funding Sources Finding Use the web, e.g. – Federal grants site, Federal – Sites for all federal agencies and most other Sites public and private funding sources. public – Google searches on your topic, foundation Google names, descriptive phrases, etc. names, Sign up for electronic notifications, e.g. from Sign, SPIN, COS, AASCU-GRC, or specific agencies. Finding External Funding Sources, 2 Finding Ask colleagues, Ask especially colleagues who are directing programs or projects you admire, where their funding comes from. from. Review your Review newsletters (including CUR’s E-news), listen CUR’s at conferences, and watch the newspapers for grant announcements. announcements. Brainstorm: who Brainstorm: might benefit from or have an interest in your project? your Funding Sources in Social Sciences and Humanities Sciences NEH: http:// NEH: http:// Challenge Grants, We the People Challenge Grants Challenge Enduring Questions Humanities Initiatives (minority institutions) Landmarks of American History and Landmarks Culture Culture Funding Sources in Social Sciences and Humanities, 2 Sciences NEH: http:// NEH: http:// Challenge Grants, We the People Challenge Grants Challenge Enduring Questions Humanities Initiatives (minority institutions) Landmarks of American History and Landmarks Culture Culture Funding Sources in Social Sciences and Humanities, 3 Sciences NEA: NEA: Access to Artistic Excellence Access Challenge America: Reaching Every Community Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth American Masterpieces: Dance America’s Masterpieces: Visual Arts Touring America’s Masterpieces: Chamber Music The Arts on Radio and Television Literature Fellowships Save America’s Treasures Internal Sources for Support Internal Internal research grant programs for Internal faculty and/or students. faculty Curriculum development grants. Internal reallocations. Credit-bearing courses. Student organizations. Others? Outline for Grant Proposals Outline Introduction /Abstract--gives the reader a brief gives summary of the proposal. Problem or need statement--describes the Problem describes problem you will address. problem Solution statement--states how you will fix the states problem. problem. Evaluation plan--tells the reader how you will tells determine whether or not your solution worked. determine Budget--explains how you will pay for the solution. Every piece of the proposal should lead inexorably Every to the unspoken conclusion: give us the money. to Writing the Narrative Writing Know your audience and write to it Use the outline provided by the Use funding source. If no outline is provided, use the generic ‘Outline for Grant Proposals’ for Follow the directions exactly Follow exactly Writing Tips Writing Use forceful, positive language; Use avoid passive voice and weasel words words Make it readable--short sentences Make & paragraphs, heads & bullets, white space white Present information in several ways Writing Tips Writing Don’t brag gratuitously Don’t tell all the truth, just because Don’t it’s true it’s Show your warts; no problem, no Show grant grant Each piece, each word, must lead to Each the conclusion. the Writing Goals & Objectives Writing Goals are broad; objectives are Goals narrower and more specific. Objectives should Objectives be behavioral, not process be measurable include a time of completion contain (or imply) a means of contain evaluation evaluation Writing an evaluation plan plan Purpose: to demonstrate how well Purpose: your solution solved your problem your Must include a summative Must evaluation which measures the extent to which objectives were met extent Writing an evaluation plan, 2 plan, Should include midstream formative Should evaluations to help the project improve Can include qualitative as well as quantitative measures and data quantitative Writing a budget Writing Begin early! For large budgets, use a spreadsheet Include all the expenses the project will Include incur and all the funds it will expend incur Include matching funds if they are Include required (perhaps even if they are not); sources for matches must be identified; all matches must be auditable all ...
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