Preparing a proposal can be a daunting, time consuming task. Before you even begin writing, there are steps you should follow to ensure you are heading in the right direction.
Start thinking about the proposal budget
Will you need graduate students? Will you need to travel as part of your research? Begin thinking about what resources you will need to complete your research.
For budgetary assistance contact the Sponsored Programs Assistant, Gregory Werhner
Are you writing a Science or Engineering proposal?
If yes then be sure to contact the Grants Writer for Science and Engineering, Laura Bartovics for professional grant writing assistance.
Will your research human subjects? Are you going to be giving a survey?
Then you will need to contact the IRB Administrator, Tricia Mayhew-Noel ( for information on IRB approvals.
Will your research involve animals?
Contact the Animal Care Facility Manager, Harry Acosta for information on IACUC approval.