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Faculty Resources

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs works to connect faculty with resources and information to support their own research-related professional growth.

Grants 101

Grants.gov brings together Federal awarding agencies and applicants, helping to streamline the grant process. This link provides more information about the roles of Grantors and Applicants in the Federal grant lifecycle.

Specifically, the grant process follows a linear lifecycle that includes Proposal Development, Review & Submission, Award Receipt, Award Administration, and Closeout.

Award Lifecycle

The specific actions along the lifecycle are grouped into three main phases. Each of the three phases has its own page that provides a more detailed look at the process:

  1. Pre-Award Phase
  2. Award Phase
  3. Post-Award Phase

Grant writing can be an art that results in one’s success or failure, it requires a great deal of practice and constant honing of skills. Grant Writing Tips to become successful at producing competitive grant proposals it takes hours of practice and it is unlikely that one can become and overnight success. Nevertheless, the reward and exhilaration of attaining external funding is worth the effort and patience required.

There are a plethora of internet grant writing tips on the internet and although many will not directly relate to one’s target funding agency, most tips are applicable to any grant writing efforts. Below are links to a few resources:

Grant Lifecycle
Pre-Award Phase Funding Opportunity Announcement & Application Review
Award Phase Award Devisions & Notifications
Post Award Phase Implementation, Reporting & Closeout

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