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Seeking Advice On Your Proposal

 

If you’re applying for a Faculty Research Grant/Healey Endowment Grant (FRG/HEG) contact Bruce McCandless, the director of the Office of Research Affairs. We strongly recommend that you do so if you want to resubmit an internal FRG/Healey proposal that has been rejected. (Second time submissions typically have a higher rate of success.) Melinda LeLacheur, the Administrative Assistant to the Director in the Office of Research Affairs, is also available to consult if you are preparing an application. While she cannot help you write your application, she has many successful proposals from past years that she can share and is also available to answer any questions.

If you’re applying for a foundation grant, turn to Linda Sopp, the Associate Director of OCFR, for assistance. The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations cultivates University relations with private foundations and corporations, including for funding of faculty research. Contact Linda Sopp early in your process and she can help you write an effective grant.

If you’re writing any other kind of proposal, turn to members of the Grant Proposal Readers Committee, who will read and offer advice on your proposal. They ask that you contact them as far in advance of your deadline as possible. Please avoid any last-minute requests. Consider sharing an early draft rather than a later one.

 

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