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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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