The program to develop proposal-writing skills is the Creative Research Activities Development and Enrichment (CRADLE). Up to 9 fellows participate for two years. Preference is given to applicants entering years 2-5 of a tenure-track appointment.
CRADLE aims to develop competitive external proposals that support multiyear research projects and creative activities. Fellows receive assistance from an external consultant to improve their grantsmanship and to articulate a 5-year career plan that incorporates proven strategies for developing and funding superior research and creative activities.
For more information, please visit the CRADLE website.
Researchers who are not signed up for the full program can still participate in the seminars:
Winning Grants Seminar Part I, How to Find- and Win- Government Grants
This half day seminar will focus on the government grants marketplace and how your faculty and staff can locate the federal and state grants that are right for their research/projects. Throughout the seminar participants will be provided with pro-active, time saving techniques to make grantseeking more controllable and successful.
Seminar participants will learn where the money is, how much, how funding decisions are made, and what a winning grant proposal looks like. Seminar participants will also learn how to:
• develop fundable ideas
• use a project planner spreadsheet to develop a budget and cash forecast
• research government grant opportunities
• make pre-proposal contact with the Feds
• prepare a grant winning federal application by applying techniques to improve proposals before submission
Scheduled for Friday, September 17, from 8:30am – 1pm, location TBD
Winning Grants Seminar Part II, How to Find- and Win- Foundation and Corporate Grants
This half day seminar will focus on the foundation and corporate grants marketplace and how your faculty and staff can locate private foundation and corporate money to fund their research/projects. Throughout the seminar participants will be provided with pro-active grants tips and strategies to achieve grants success.
Seminar participants will also learn how to:
• decipher the private grants marketplace (where the $ is and how much)
• develop fundable ideas
• research foundation and corporate funding sources
• use federal funding to win private funding
• utilize advocates to make grantseeking more efficient
• harness community involvement and support
• Contact private funders using webbing and linkages to increase success
• implements ways to improve their proposals before submission
• write a compelling letter proposal
Scheduled for Friday, December 3, from 8:30am – 1pm, location TBD