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Proposal Development

Engineering Research Transforming Our World

Monica Kessell

Monica Kessel
Grant Development Manager
monica.kessel@usu.edu
435-797-7125
ENGR 413N

Research Proposal Development Vision

To support and enhance the engineering research grant development success with special emphasis on large collaborative grant development and junior faculty.

Services Available: Various levels of support and feedback depending on researcher needs

Brainstorming and Funding Identification: The expectation is that the document may or may not exist. The grant development manager will work with faculty one-on-one or in conjunction with a group to identify research gaps and potential funding for various needs within the departments. This will take 2–3 business days depending on the number of current applications for preliminary scheduling and ongoing scheduling or emailing of feedback.

Proposal Development: The expectation is that the document is 20% to 80% complete. The grant development manager will provide one-on-one support for writing sections or group collaborative proposal development. You will receive specific feedback on various sections of the document and potential revisions in track changes. This will take 1–2 weeks or 3–5 business days depending on the development stage, the number of current applications for preliminary review and ongoing scheduling or emailing of feedback.

Editing: The expectation is the document is 80% or more complete. The grant development manager will review the document for the format, request for application/funder alignment, grammar, and any other key concerns. You will receive specific feedback on various sections of the document and potential revisions in track changes. This will take 2–3 business days depending on the number of current applications.

What is needed to assist with your proposal?

  • E-mail the link to the Request for Proposal or Application
  • Send the Research Proposal Draft
  • Send the Budget or Budget Justification (if developed)
  • Previous Reviewer Notes (if previous submission)

Current Funding Opportunities: I will send funding opportunities bi-weekly via e-mail to faculty and department chairs.

Week of Feb 18, 2020 (PDF)

Week of Feb 11, 2020 (PDF)

Week of Jan 23, 2020 (PDF)

Notice: PAPPG Updates

Beginning with the next iteration of the PAPPG (anticipated effective date, January 2020), NSF will only accept PDFs for biographical sketches that are generated through the use of an NSF-approved format. A description of NSF-approved format(s) will be posted on the NSF website when the new 2020 PAPPG is issued. A draft version of the PAPPG was published in the Federal Register for public comment.

Multiple training resources are available on the SciENcv website. The following website resources may be of assistance to proposers preparing a biographical sketch using the SciENcv format:

We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues. If you have IT system-related questions, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532 or rgov@nsf.gov. Policy-related questions should be directed to policy@nsf.gov.

Contact Information:
Monica Kessel
E-mail: monica.kessel@usu.edu
Tel: 435-797-7125