In this session university administrators and staff provide an overview of funding databases and search strategies. Participants consult with staff from ECU Libraries, the Division of Research, Economic Development, and Engagement (REDE) administration, and other pre-award grants staff to search funding opportunities for individual projects.Participants learn to read and respond to Requests for Proposals (RFP) and leave with a list of opportunities that may be developed into a proposal to support a CES project.
Materials: Jason Conrad, Office of Research Integrity and Compliance & Sharon Hamilton & Tricia Reidinge, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Staff from REDE will discuss the myths and challenges of grant submission and management at ECU. Specific attention will be given to how to route proposals through the Office of Sponsored Programs, facilities and administration policy, and institutional support for extramural funding. Emphasis will be placed on fundamentals of proposal writing.Participants should come prepared to work on a specific RFP. At the end of the session, participants will have an outline for a funding narrative based on advice and feedback from ECU faculty and staff who have been successful at garnering grant funding.