COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS DEAN DAMERON PRESENTS Grant Writing WorkshopTuesday,November 8, 2005SET B 3rd Floor Conference Room Barbara Ruth Campbell, Ph.D. Development Research AssociateUTB/TSC
Why Grants are Important • Tenure and Promotion • Professional Standing and Status • Revenue for the University • Excites Students – Role Model • Funds the Research you want to do • Funds Release Time • Provides students with hands-on experience
Services offered at UTB/TSC • The Dean and Strategic Planning • Department Heads and Program Planning • Office of Sponsored Programs – Personnel and Resources • A College of Liberal Arts Development Research Associate housed next to the Dean • The Arnulfo L. Oliveira Memorial Library
The Role Of tHE Development Research Associate
Research and identify potential funding sources (foundations, corporations, and governmental agencies) for University-wide projects and priority area.
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Prepare and submit grant proposals (including narratives, budgets, attachments, and related correspondence) to local, state, federal and private donors. Manage and track grant submissions for priority area. Prepare quarterly and end of year reports, as required by supervisor. Collect and maintain files of annual reports, clippings, and newsworthy items relate to corporations, foundations, and individual prospects.
Collect and maintain resources file on university data, socio economic data of the area, and information pertinent to the grant writing process.
Work with the administrative staff, deans, faculty members and appropriate staff to conceptualize and produce funding proposals and reports. Assist in general institutional activities, as assigned by supervisor. Assist in convening committees with appropriate knowledge to pursue special project funding.
Getting Started • Barbara searches databases, news, and grant resources • If a post looks appropriate she will send you an e-mail with several attachments • If you think the grant is worth pursuing, Barbara will file an Intent to Apply
Grants.gov Opportunities Posting Update listserv e-mail A Notice is received
General Information • General Information
Read the Original Public Law Make sure you always know the 1. Vision, 2. Mission, 3. Goals and 4. Objectives of the why Congress allocated funding for target grant
DECLARATION OF FINDINGS AND PURPOSES SEC. 2. The Congress finds and declares the following: (1) The arts and the humanities belong to all the people of the United States. (2) The encouragement and support of national progress and scholarship in the humanities and the arts, while primarily a matter for private and local initiative, are also appropriate matters of concern to the Federal Government.
(3) An advanced civilization must not limit its efforts to science and technology alone, but must give full value and support to the other great branches of scholarly and cultural activity in order to achieve a better understanding of the past, a better analysis of the present, and a better view of the future. (4) Democracy demands wisdom and vision in its citizens. It must therefore foster and support a form of education, and access to the arts and the humanities, designed to make people of all backgrounds and wherever located masters of their technology and not its unthinking servants.
Eligible Applicants • State governments County governments City or township governments Special district governments Public and State controlled institutions of higher education Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Private institutions of higher education
Agency NameNational Endowment for the Humanities, NEH • Description • Consultation grants for Interpreting America's Historic Places help organizations initiate new interpretive programs and enrich existing public programs at places of historic significance. The "place" to be interpreted might be a single historic site, a series of sites, an entire neighborhood, a community or town, or a larger geographical region. The place taken as a whole must be significant to American history and the project must convey its historic importance to visitors. • Link to Full Announcement • Interpreting America's Historic Places: Consultation Grants
Schedule a Meeting with the Department Chair • Do you need release time? • Will you be working all summer? • Internal Review Board
Schedule a Meeting with tHE Dean • Will you need space? • Will you need equipment? • SUSTAINABILITY!!!!!!! • Are you proposing a new program? • Did you propose creating a Center or Institute? • Are you applying to a Foundation as well?
TELEPHONE AND E-MAIL THE PROGRAM OFFICER • Does your project fit the Request for Proposal? • How does the agency compute in-kind contributions? • What is his/her deadline for previewing a draft?
Schedule a Meeting with Dr. Ragland • How does your proposal fit into the BIG picture? • Will you need space? • Will you need equipment? • Are you proposing a new program? • Did you propose creating a Center or Institute? • SUSTAINABILITY!!!!!!!
Foundation Grants W.K. Kellogg Foundation Board of Trustees (from left): Wenda Weekes Moore, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Chris T. Christ, Battle Creek, Michigan; William C. Richardson, Hickory Corners, Michigan; Howard F. Sims, Detroit, Michigan; Shirley D. Bowser, Williamsport, Ohio; Dorothy A. Johnson, Grand Haven, Michigan; Hanmin Liu, San Francisco, California; Russell G. Mawby, Battle Creek, Michigan; Cynthia H. Milligan, Lincoln, Nebraska; Jonathon T. Walton, Detroit, Michigan; and Joseph M. Stewart, Battle Creek, Michigan. • Schedule a meeting with Barry Horn • Find out who sits on the Board of Trustees
Form Your Grant Writing Team • Make sure all key players are on board – each person present wants to work on a grant • Distribute copies of the Request for Proposal before the meeting • Have an Agenda – distribute it beforehand
Collaborations are Expected • Interdisciplinary = 10 points • Partner with the Local School = 20 points • Partner with another University = 30 points
Set a Work Plan and Schedule • Delegate tasks and assign due dates • Send out reminders prior to meetings • Overlay the calendar with tasks to be completed prior to the date of submission • Overlay the calendar with team members’ vacation and workload deadlines
Plan to meet once a week • Logistics – • Book Room • When will people arrive and depart? • Outcomes – • a. Each meeting should produce a product, i.e. report, not just sharing
College of Liberal ArtsVision of the CollegeWriting an Effective Grant • The Grant Spin – Your edge • How does your project solve a problem? • How does your project meet a need? • How does your project fit into the research front in your area of expertise? • How does it advance science or education?
College of Liberal ArtsVision of the CollegeEditing Barbara will proof read but have backup1. Find and mark typos2. Find and mark grammatical errors3. Find and mark font changes, formatting, etc.
College of Liberal ArtsVision of the CollegeExpert Editor Ask experts, the Dean, and your Chair to1. Read for flow, accuracy, redundancy 2. Read for conflicts with CLA’s goals3. Check the literature review – is it exhaustive, current, does it support?
Barbara The Budget and THE Budget Office