In an environment of deep government cuts and growing reliance on limited private funds, Megan Paik will help ISSR match faculty expertise and research projects with time-sensitive funding opportunities sponsored by independent and corporate foundations. By appropriately interpreting funding guidelines, understanding funder priorities, and leveraging partnerships, she will help faculty to craft strong applications and foster critical connections with funders that advance excellence in scientific research.
We look forward to a full academic year of new initiatives to support faculty in identifying and securing research funding. Please join us at our next Faculty Funding Brown Bag (details below), check out the updated list of upcoming funding opportunities and deadlines on the ISSR website's Faculty Funding pages, and contact us to discuss your research funding needs.
Faculty Funding Dialogue - Summer Spotlight: The LOI
June 19 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm | 107 Bartlett Hall
The grantseeker's first approach to a private foundation is often through a formal Letter of Intent/Inquiry (LOI). We will discuss the essential elements of a typical foundation LOI and how to craft a strong "mini-proposal." We will cover how two social science research funders assess LOIs and the support ISSR staff provides in the development and submission of the LOI.