ERIC Number: ED295417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
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The Mechanics of Securing Funding--The Grants Offfice Perspective.
The perspective of the institution's grants office in securing and administering grants is important because it differs significantly from the project perspective. The project director focuses on the project concept, and the grants office addresses the institution's needs in administering it. The funding mechanism for interdisciplinary programs is similar to that of other programs, and the process includes developing the program plan, identifying funding sources, and writing the proposal. Each of these stages has problems and issues to be considered. Developing the plan includes the roles and commitments of participating departments or disciplines. Identifying funding sources includes tapping multiple sources for possible funding, looking for both formal and informal funding sources, and determining who should do the funding search. Writing the proposal includes good coordination of the proposal input and construction of the final product. There are techniques for developing projects and writing proposals to increase their likelihood of success. Competitive proposals demonstrate institutional commitment, strong program staff, long-range planning, good organization, good writing, a conservative and detailed budget, good cost-activity relationships, adherence to the guidelines for submission, strong justification of need, and strong likelihood of success. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages for Business and the Professions (see FL 016 586).