Selected ECU faculty and sister institution faculty have agreed to read and provide constructive criticism for external grant submissions written by ECU investigators. These reviewers have strong track records in external funding and many have experience as proposal reviewers for external funding agencies.
The readers can provide individualized comments on:
- Proposal merit, scholarship, and broader impact
- proposal structure,
- responsiveness to program guidelines and review criteria, and
- writing style (be advised that reviewers do not offer copy editing as a service)
This service is a useful tool for all faculty members who would like feedback to enhance their proposals before submission. It will be especially helpful to those new to the world of external grant funding.
ORD will act as a broker to match requesting faculty with an available reader. A reasonably complete draft proposal is a requirement before a proposal can be referred to a reader.