How Ag Research Can Help
developing the story and the science, you must attend to many other components
of a grant to give your proposal a competitive edge. The ARP team offers a full
range of services; you choose what you need based on your expertise and desire
for support. Whether you’re new to campus and need to understand and create
these documents for the first time, or have experience but want support
developing the documents, we’re available to help.
Basic grant development
a concept to search for a funding opportunity—the RFA (request for application)
to an existing RFA to meet the 4 Cs—compelling, creative, convincing, concise
and budget justification
ancillary documents (Current & Pending documents, CV formatting, Conflict
of Interest, etc.)
management plans, data management plans, milestone documents, and timelines
of documents through grants.gov or FastLane
- Post-awardprocesses including business office procedures, lab setup, hiring, ongoingmilestone management
Team building for integrated grants
grants today are integrated. In general, an integrated grant requires you to
reach outside your area of expertise to include other scientists, colleges,
Extension, Education, Centers of Excellence or other institutions to produce
the desired goals of the RFA.
help you build a truly integrated grant that demonstrates the cohesiveness of
the team, even if the team was created only for this project.
the strongest team possible to produce the biggest impact requires connections:
the team during the proposal development process involves:
- Across the college and other
- With Centers of Excellence.
- At other institutions.
- Timeline development to meet
- PI support to meet proposal
- Coordination of team
meetings—on campus, by phone, off campus.
- Team minutes captured and
- Graphics development.
Concept-based BIG IDEA team building
positioned to respond quickly to trends in funding can save significant time
and energy when the “ideal” RFAs are announced. An individual or a faculty team
generates BIG IDEA teams, which integrate players from across the college,
university, and external institutions, usually in advance of knowing what RFAs
are being released.
BIG IDEA teams are concept-based and focus on trends that faculty see as future
funding opportunities. When RFAs are released, the team is ready to deploy either
the entire team or part of it toward an opportunity.
team is able to:
you explore concepts and how to position the team so that is broad enough to
tackle RFAs from a wide variety of agency needs (e.g., sustainable aviation biofuels,
biomaterials for use in food and drug delivery, precision farming).
multi-college, multi-institutional teams around a BIG IDEA, so when RFAs are
announced, relationships are already built and the team is poised to respond
potential funding opportunities.
and create proposals that fulfill on the mission of the BIG IDEA.
and team facilitation. It’s a challenge to stay on topic and on time when you
are wearing both the scientist and team leader hats. Let us help you design and
facilitate your meeting(s) to produce the result you want.
planning to ensure the team stays engaged on the critical activities.
development and management to ensure that concepts flow within the meeting and
between meetings (related to strategic planning).
logistics; for large meetings, this could include travel, lodging, food, etc.
for team leaders, allowing them to expand their thinking beyond that of
“scientist” to include CEO, COO, etc.
and document formatting.
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