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Proposal Information & Writing Tips

The information provided in this section responds to many of the most frequently asked questions faculty and staff ask as they prepare proposals for sponsored funding and process contracts for signatures.

OSP has developed an Institutional Data Sheet that contains information most frequently requested on proposal applications such as identification numbers, current rates, names of authorized officials.

What paperwork is required to submit a grant application?

Who is authorized to submit a proposal on behalf of Rowan University?

What is Rowan's current Fringe and F&A Rate?

Who needs to be notified if an award is made?

Where can I find some fast facts about Rowan's rankings, academics, student body, tuition and fees, and employment information for my proposal narrative?

What's the difference between a subcontract, vendor, and consultant?

Where can I find math and science resources?

Where can I find national education statistics?

Where can I find grant writing resources? 

Where can I find grant writing resources for Junior Faculty? 

Where can Post Docs and Graduate students find resources about research/grants? 

 

What paperwork is required to submit a grant application?

Required internal paperwork can be found here.

Who is authorized to submit a proposal on behalf of Rowan University?

Authorized institutional representatives to submit proposals and applications on behalf of Rowan University include staff from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and University Advancement-Corporate and Foundation Relations.

When a sponsor issues contracts, OSP will ensure they are reviewed by General Counsel, signed by an authorized representative, and mailed back to the sponsor.

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What is Rowan's current Fringe and F&A Rate?

Current rates can be found here

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Who needs to be notified if an award is made?

Please notify your Sponsored Program or University Advancement representative if an award is issued. Delays in notifying will delay fund creation.

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Where can I find some fast facts about Rowan's rankings, academics, student body, tuition and fees, and employment information for my proposal narrative?

http://www.rowan.edu/fastfacts/

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What's the difference between a subawardee, vendor, and a consultant?

See this document for an explanation.

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Where may I find guidance on how to write proposals?

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Where can I find math and science resources?

The Math and Science Partnership Network MSPnet is an electronic learning community for the Math and Science Partnership Program funded by the National Science Foundation.
http://hub.mspnet.org/index.cfm/home

What Works Clearinghouse: Practice Guides
http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/publications/practiceguides/#rti_math_pg
Practice guides provide practical recommendations for educators to help them address the everyday challenges they face in their classrooms and schools. Developed by a panel of nationally recognized experts, practice guides consist of actionable recommendations, strategies for overcoming potential roadblocks, and an indication of the strength of evidence supporting each recommendation. IES practice guides are subjected to rigorous external peer review.

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Where may I find national education statistics?

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/news_room/ana_4_6_2009.asp

QuickStats Data Tool Released
National Center for Education Statistics
http://nces.ed.gov/datalab/quickstats/

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Where may I find grant writing resources?

Proposal Writing Guide, by Janet S. Rasey, Ph.D.
http://www.washington.edu/research/osp/writing.html

Proposal Writing: The Art Of Persuasion
http://www.holycross.edu:80/departments/gradstudies/website/proposewrite.htm

Rename the existing link “The Foundation Center’s online short course in proposal writing” to Writing Grants to Foundations and Non-Profits
http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/tutorials/shortcourse/index.html

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Where may I find grant writing resources for Junior Faculty? 

March 12 and 13, 2009 NSF Sponsored CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop hosted at George Mason University
http://www.k-state.edu/career/2009/09_Retrospect.htm

NIH New and Early Stage Investigators
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/new_investigators/index.htm

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Where may Post Docs and Graduate students find resources about research/grants? 

Science Careers Basics Booklet:  Struggling with your next career step? Science Careers' editorial team brings you "Career Basics: Advice and Resources for Scientists." The booklet provides advice and help on preparing CVs and resumes, writing grants and scientific papers, networking, and much more. Read each article in the booklet online, or download each chapter or the entire booklet as a PDF. All for free. It is one more tool Science Careers provides to help you jump-start your career, be it in academia or outside the ivory tower!

http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org:80/careerbasicspdf
http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/pdf/career_basics_2009/career_basics_book.pdf

URL Links to Post Doc Resources
http://web.mit.edu/career/www/infostats/respostdoc.html

NIH Academic and PostDoc Opportunities
http://www.training.nih.gov/careers/careercenter/academ.html

Proposal Writing: The Art Of Persuasion
http://www.holycross.edu:80/departments/gradstudies/website/proposewrite.htm