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Transitioning to More Complex Grants

F&A helps colleges and university programs develop scaffolding to support a successful grant culture on campus, starting with the identification and analysis of strengths and challenges within the institution and recommendations to leverage strengths and overcome challenges.

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General Workflow

Help them understand the difference in grants

Initial consultation to discuss advantages of all levels of grant complexity

  • Discussions on the overall competitive grant process

  • Develop an idea within a safe environment

  • Create opportunities for undergraduates & keep them engaged in the process

  • Navigate offices critical to developing a strong proposal

  • Nurture partnerships and collaborations

  • Create renewable grant cycles

  • How to proceed whether a proposal is accepted or denied

 

Grant complexity as a matter of size and scope

  • All grants serve a purpose and have value

  • Navigating the administrative commitment

  • Deciding on pursuing a grant that "alters the landscape" versus a more local impact

  • Constructing a project design that 

F&A works with client

  • Helping an institution choose which grants are right for them - duplicate the process on the duplicating the interview process for the scaffolding page (change it a bit) Discussing what type of grant - is it because .... more complex requires more moving parts - why do they want complex grants (we want larger bucks coming in - then F&A comes in to talk about what grants they are working on. Would involve workshops to help understand the difference.) Report on how research is changing at the institution.

  • If F&A cannot fully address a complex question on the fly, we follow up within a few days

F&A obtains feedback from client and/or workshop participants

Workshop fees depend on its structure and the number of participants. Contact F&A for more details.  

Click here for downloadable workshop document with examples of recent workshops.

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