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How Do I . . .

  • Pursue external funding for my research and creative activities? 

  • Improve my chances of external funding? 

    • Improve your reputation and recognition through publications and presentations.
    • Serve as a reviewer for relevant sponsors.
    • Improve your proposal writing skills, including: 
      • considering the audience (sponsor and reviewers) 
      • using techniques to raise reviewers’ interest 
      • including back-up plans in case early research results are not in line with expectations 
      • highlighting the feasibility of successful research at SIUE (our institution type) 
      • including collaborators who can provide interesting, unique broader impacts 
      • including sustainability of programs if relevant
    • Find someone to review your draft proposal or use ORP’s Proposal Editing Services program.
    • Review a funded proposal by contacting awardees directly or ORP Pre-Award.
    • Follow these 10 Tips for Successful Grant Writing.
  • Find funding outside my core discipline for interdisciplinary work? 

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