How to Review and Become a Reviewer . Best professional development in higher education!. Linda Mason, OSRHE email@example.com Gerry Cherry, UCO firstname.lastname@example.org. Grant proposals usually reviewed by several people in the field and related fields Reviewers may be peers of the writers
Best professional development in higher education!
I am an assistant professor of biology at Northeastern Oklahoma State University and have 10 years of experience in teaching undergraduate students.
My research interests are with amino acids produced by toads as possible use in treating obesity. Oklahoma has the highest child obesity rate in the nation.
NSU has a student population of 28% native Americans. My experiences may be of help in reviewing grant proposals for the Summer Institute Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research.
2007 OSRHE Summer Institute
To help the writer make the proposal better.
At NSF, only 20% of first time grant proposals are funded.
50% of re-submissions are funded.
When you find Weaknesses
Useful: The proposed budget categories lack sufficient detail to determine reliability. (p.41) The travel budget does not delineate the locations of the conferences.
Less useful: The budget is missing key items. (This comment is not supported with details).
7. Unallowable, inappropriate budget items.
8. Budget items not explained in the project narrative. (Why do you need to go to the French Riviera?)
9. No plans for sustainability or explanation for why not.
10. No commitment letters to document proposed activities, partners, and resources
2007 OSRHE Summer Grant Writing Institute
Linda Mason, Ed.D.
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Gerry Cherry, MA, CRA
University of Central Oklahoma