To develop a strong research proposal that highlights the broader impact of your work, you need to a) identify the steps to achieve your stated goals; b)address the transferability of your work; and c) develop a budget and justification that reflect the allowable and adequate use of resources needed to complete the project. Each sponsoring organization has its own schema for organizing a proposal, with specifics related to the nature of the research or creative activity. Proposals gennerally include some or all of the following components:
The following links provide more information and tools to assist with development of your proposal. OVPR encourages you to contact your research officer as the first step in applying for external funding. Click here to find your research officer.
Development process includes the proposal routing and the approval process.
Data About WMU
Data about WMU includes information and data needed to complete the proposal for your funding agency.
Budget guidelines translate the proposed project into a fiscal budget that supports its implementation.
Drafting your proposal
Drafting your proposal discribes the proposal process from idea development, compliance approval to budget formation.
Boilerplates provide text that discribes a unit's capacity to implement the proposal project.
NSF Data Management Plan
The NSF requires that all proposal submissions include a Data Management Plan. FastLane will not permit submission of a proposal that is missing a Data Management Plan.