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The State of Collaboration in Grant Proposal Development. Presented by: Rebecca Priest Senior Director of Emerging Technologies & Strategic Grant Development Stark State College. The State of Collaboration . . . It’s a smart thing to do It’s welcomed by many funding sources
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Senior Director of Emerging Technologies
& Strategic Grant Development
Stark State College
Stark State College’s partnership with Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems (US), Inc. (RRFCS)
It started in 2002 with the following organizations talking with each other: SOFCo-EFS, Stark Development Board, Stark State College and Case Western Reserve University
Great Lakes Fuel Cell Education Partnership
Proposal encompassed 16-county NE Ohio region
bearings for wind turbines
corrugating packaging processes
portable telescoping mast for military apps
Grant proposals generally get developed by 1 of 2 ways:
A proposal is a persuasive document that defines a problem or need, proposes solutions to that problem and requests funding or other resources to implement the solution.
Information NutTypes of individuals to recruit for proposal design team
The most common announcement of the availability of grant funds is called a Request for Proposal (RFP)
Other terms used for the same thing include:
When drafting your need statement, remember that proposals are written and projects are developed to help people.
What you and your organization plan to do to solve the problem – who, what, when, where, why (the “so what” is provided through the entire need statement)
While this section is brief in the need statement, it provides the basis for your project methodology that appears later on in the proposal
Statement of your instrumental purpose – what you want the sponsor to do after reading the proposal
What is it you want the sponsor to do after reading your proposal? Don’t forget to ask!
Rhetoric is the art of persuasion. Determine the most effective rhetorical strategies to incorporate in your proposal to persuade sponsors to award you a grant.
There are 3 types:
Sometimes the surface problem is only a symptom of a more fundamental problem
Goal: the result or achievement toward which effort is directed
Example: To increase the college-going rate of adults in Stark County
Objective: Something that one’s actions are intended to attain or accomplish
Example: To increase the retention of minority students by 10%/year over three years as a result of the Minority Action Project
An objective is a statement of the desired outcome.
Demonstrate organizational commitment to project even if not requested