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Proposal Development

 

1. Introduction

The business of preparing a proposal can often be a reactive one – discovering a grant opportunity that is due in two weeks and scrambling to pull all the pieces together to meet the deadline.

Once you review the Funding Opportunities section of this Web site and begin targeted funding searches, you are on the road to becoming proactive. When you are aware of what funding is available from which sources, it allows you to focus more on the research or project at hand.

The remaining sections focus on the steps to take when preparing a proposal, with an emphasis on being both proactive and interactive – that is, interacting with both internal and external stakeholders. Because proposals often involve significant personnel, equipment, facility and other commitments or requirements, it is important to ensure that proposal development is an inclusive and collaborative process.



 

 


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  • The US Environmental Protection Agency, through the Kentucky Division of Water, has awarded Morehead State University a three-year, $376,893 grant for implementation of the Triplett Creek Watershed Based Plan. Led by Environmental Center Director April Haight, the project aims to reduce nonpoint source pollutant loads in the Triplett Creek Watershed and meet water quality standards by implementing a plan that calls for a range of best management practices that target sediment, bacteria, nutrients, and other pollutants. Additional information about this project can be found here, or by contacting April Haight at 606-783-2455.
  • The Kentucky Environmental Education Council has awarded Morehead State University a $112,000 grant to administer the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education (KUPEE). KUPEE focuses on achieving systemic change in the way universities prepare educators and future leaders by ensuring environmental education is central to colleges of education across the Commonwealth. Led by Biology Professor Brian Reeder, KUPEE is a partnership between MSU and Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, and Western Kentucky University. For more information about the project, please contact Brian Reeder at 606-783-2957.
  • The US Department for Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded Morehead State University a 3-year, $267,064 grant to design and implement a campus Suicide Prevention Program on all of MSU's campuses.  Directed by Mental Health Counselor Carol Barnett, the project seeks to create a Suicide Prevention Program that will systematically create a campus environment that is safer for all students, staff, and faculty, to intervene and assist those at risk for suicide, and to create an enhanced infrastructure to promote a cultural change regarding the perception of mental health. For more information about the project, please contact Carol Barnett at 606-783-2123.

 

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