State what will be done and what will be expected Project Description Narrative

State what will be done and what will be expected

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State what will be done and what will be expected
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Project Description Narrative (Up to 15 pages including figures and appendices, but not references or budget justification, CV, or supplementary documentation) Previous Work Hypotheses Null Hypothesis Proposed Work Methods Time Table Deliverables Qualifications of personnel
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References Not usually included in total page count Follow the one format required by the agency
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Budget Budget pages required by the agency Budget justification Salary Fringe Rate Travel Supplies Analyses Overhead Rate
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Current and Pending Support Any other grants you currently have or that you have applied for Include title Dates Percent coverage Amount
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Points to Remember Read your proposal thoroughly Do not be sloppy The worst review is a sloppy proposal Be consistent Check references Check spelling (be wary of spell check) Make a check list and make sure every thing is there
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Other Considerations Cover Letter Suitable Referees Non suitable referees Number of copies Every agency has different requirements!! Most Federal agencies have similar one although some subtle and important differences. Always read the Request For Proposals (RFP). Deadlines Fed Ex Web submittal (NSF Fastlane) Color or B&W
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Requirements for INSTAR Grant Proposals Cover Sheet Table of Contents Summary/Abstract Project Description Statement of Need Narrative Background Proposed Work Methods Expected Outcome Timetable References CV Budget Budget Justification
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Formulating an IDEA The idea is to write a research paper or a grant proposal using preliminary data which you will collect in your theme How does this idea relate to your theme? For example: For example: In the Earth System Science theme we are investigating the In the Earth System Science theme we are investigating the change in water chemistry relative to the coastline. change in water chemistry relative to the coastline. The hypothesis might be: The hypothesis might be: There is a measurable change in water chemistry relative to There is a measurable change in water chemistry relative to the coast as a result of saltwater intrusion. the coast as a result of saltwater intrusion.
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In Your Grant….. Hypothesis: There is a measurable change in water chemistry relative to the coast as a result of saltwater intrusion Present preliminary data which supports hypothesis and describe additional data requirements Additional sampling Installation of wells Temporal samples
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Research Paper Title Authors & Address Abstract Introduction Includes a brief statement of the purpose of the paper Background/Setting Methods Results Do not confuse results with discussion Discussion Conclusions Acknowledgments References
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Common Errors Do not be sloppy Do not use figures that are not relevant or have not been referenced in the text!
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EXAMPLE TITLE : Investigation of the molecular mechanisms of a new drug (S179D PRL) in inhibiting human prostate cancer Principle Investigator: Wei Wu Position: Research Assistant professor Institution: Division of Biomedical Sciences, University of California, Riverside Telephone: 951-827-5942 Fax: 951-827-5504 Email: [email protected]
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