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“Lessons From A Late Bloomer in The Field A Primer on Winning External Funding for First-Year Initiatives”. John N. Gardner Senior Fellow Distinguished Professor Emeritus University of South Carolina Deans and Department Chairs Annual Fall Institute Charleston, S.C. October 18, 2004.

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Partnerships vs the lone ranger

“Lessons From A Late Bloomer in The Field A Primer on Winning External Funding for First-Year Initiatives”


Partnerships vs the lone ranger

John N. Gardner Winning External Funding for First-Year Initiatives”Senior FellowDistinguished Professor EmeritusUniversity of South CarolinaDeans and Department Chairs Annual Fall InstituteCharleston, S.C. October 18, 2004.


Partnerships vs the lone ranger
Partnerships vs. The Lone Ranger Winning External Funding for First-Year Initiatives”

  • people partnerships

  • institutional partnerships

  • reputation and prestige


Sustainability
Sustainability Winning External Funding for First-Year Initiatives”

  • additional revenue streams

  • institutional commitment for life after the grant


Your track record
Your track record Winning External Funding for First-Year Initiatives”

  • “Durability and consistency” vs flash in the pan

  • can you produce the “deliverables”


The deliverables they are everything to the funder
The deliverables—they are everything to the funder Winning External Funding for First-Year Initiatives”

  • may be a novel concept to some academics

  • defining deliverables—

    • specific

    • measurable

    • realistic

    • achievable

    • accountable








Partnerships vs the lone ranger
Respect program officers! And why even though they may not be from the academy (and not just because they have the money)


The importance of building in assessment to your project
The importance of building in assessment to your project be from the academy (and not just because they have the money)


Learning the culture of potential funders
Learning the culture of potential funders be from the academy (and not just because they have the money)


Learning the priorities of funders
Learning the priorities of funders be from the academy (and not just because they have the money)


Funders want socially redeeming read applied results
Funders want socially redeeming (read applied) results be from the academy (and not just because they have the money)


The importance of project staff diversity
The importance of project staff diversity be from the academy (and not just because they have the money)


Just as in english 101 writing quality matters
Just as in English 101, writing quality matters be from the academy (and not just because they have the money)


Ask for a planning grant
Ask for a planning grant be from the academy (and not just because they have the money)


Aim high and why
Aim high and why be from the academy (and not just because they have the money)


Partnerships vs the lone ranger
Treat your funders as if you work for them even though, by law, you don’t. And beware of the entitlement mentality.


Work towards reciprocity
Work towards reciprocity law, you don’t. And beware of the entitlement mentality.


Take heart even the little but good gals and guys can win
Take heart: even the little but good gals and guys can win. law, you don’t. And beware of the entitlement mentality.