Research and Proposal Development Tools

Proposal Development


Principal Investigator Office of the Vice President for Research Sponsor
Develop your idea.        
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Identify potential sponsors arrow left right Assist with searches upon request.    
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Make a preliminary contact with potential sponsors for reaction and critique. arrow left right Research officer reviews and/or organizes quality circle review.    
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Discuss the project with chair/director and associate dean.        
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Prepare a draft of proposal arrow left right Research officer reviews proposal upon request.    
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Finalize proposal, submit electronically to OVPR or deliver copies to OVPR. arrow right Make copies if needed and received 48 hours before deadline.    
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Initiate proposal approval
form and secure
approvals from
chair/director, dean,
and provost and.or other
VP as needed
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transmittal, secure
approval of vice president
for research, mail or
electronically submit
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conduct proposal review
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Revise proposal, revise
or prepare new proposal
approval form
arrow left Negotiate (in consultation with principal investigator)
requested revisions
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- or -
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arrow right Secure approval of vp for research and mail
arrow right Accept or reject proposal
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If declined, seek
comment from sponsor,
evaluate grant seeking
strategy and start anew
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investigator and internal offices and acknowledge
arrow left Notify WMU of decision
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    If accepted, report award and secure University approvals    
Office of the Vice President for Research
Western Michigan University
210 W Walwood Hall
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5456 USA
(269) 387-8298 | (269) 387-8276 Fax