Large grant proposals (e.g. for centers) are generally complex in nature. Their complexity depends on the number of individual projects, shared resource cores, administrative cores, and number of participating institutions. It is expected that preparation of successful large grant proposals will require months of preparation.
Project Coordination for large grant proposals may include some or all of the following services:
- Identification of funding opportunities and finding matches to faculty expertise and interests
- Identification of potential project team members and planning of meetings
- Management of sponsor communications, site visits, teleconferences, and other contacts.
General Guidelines for Large Proposals
- Allow at least 6 months for preparation
- Have a clear and compelling vision (mission)
- Have a strong leader willing to spearhead the proposal and manage the project once it is funded
- Build on previous funding, collaboration, and existing strengths while proceeding from a unique position