ERIC Number: ED309691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Funding of Higher Education Proposals: Relationship of Research/Sponsored Programs Office Characteristics to Success Rates.
Bergen, Doris; And Others
Information is presented on a study designed to collect data on the characteristics of research/sponsored programs offices at state-assisted higher education institutions that participate in the Office of Federal Programs (OFP) of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Objectives were to describe the characteristics of the offices, examine the characteristics and policies in relation to their success in obtaining federal and non-federal funding, and suggest models and successful approaches at large, mid-sized, and small institutions that could inform professional practice in this field. Data were obtained as part of the overall research/sponsored programs data collection activity, which used a six-part survey. Forty-six of 106 OFP institutions responded. The survey asked for data on institutional demographics and grants office characteristics (such as office functions, organizational patterns, financial and personnel resources, and general institutional policies). Results indicate that, for these institutions, the characteristics most likely to promote success in obtaining federal funding involve direct and sustained commitment from institutional administrators and faculty. Though cultivation activations like data dissemination, assistance with proposal development, and recognition of faculty seeking funds are not significantly related to direct success, they are necessary as seed activities to enhance the research/grants seeking climate. Contains 15 references. (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).