Proposal Development Guide
Step 1 - Develop Original Idea
Review the literature and conduct bibliographic searches.
Notify the Department Chair of your research interests.
Identify faculty with similar research interests.
Identify potential sources of funding.
Step 2 - Complete Pre-Proposal Activities
Review potential funding sources.
Secure program applications and guideline material.
Identify previously funded projects.
Consult Research Projects Coordination Unit about you your
Draft concept paper and rough budget estimate.
Discuss idea with potential sponsors/program officers.
Step 3 - Draft Formal Proposal
Complete draft of proposal and ask colleagues and experts to provide feedback.
If necessary, complete separate applications to institutional committees (ethical committee).
Step 4 - Prepare and Submit Formal Proposal
Complete final draft of proposal.
Deliver proposal to Research Projecs Coordination Unit.
Be available for last-minute discussions with administrative personnel.
Step 5 - Award or Declination Processing
Be available for negotiation, discussion and revision, if necessary.
If funded, award will be established.
If not funded, request peer review comments.
Resubmit, if appropriate.