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Bridgespan Group, 2022
For non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the world of funders can be difficult to navigate. The question isn't just whom to approach for a grant. Equally important is how to make a successful pitch for money. This tip sheet how NGOs can approach funders. Two categories it covers are: (1) Know your funder; and (2) Customise your pitch. [For a…
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Grantsmanship, Financial Support, Credibility
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Yaun, Katherine M.; Reiser, Robert A.; Walker, Reddick R.; Mesa, Michael P. – Research Management Review, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to describe how a college-level research office has used a variety of services and tools to increase faculty grant activity. A dozen practices will be discussed. Results indicate that the grant dollars received in the most recent fiscal year (FY2019-2020) are almost 150% higher than in the year before these practices…
Descriptors: Grants, College Faculty, Research Administration, Services
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Bugos, Jennifer A. – Music Educators Journal, 2020
Grant writing can be a useful tool for music educators and researchers who seek added funding for resources to facilitate their projects and programs. Since few grant-writing courses are tailored to the needs of music educators, this article provides information on how to identify funding mechanisms, understand grant-writing terminology, draft…
Descriptors: Grantsmanship, Proposal Writing, Music Education, Financial Support
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Pifer, Meghan J. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2021
Across disciplines, mid-career faculty may be motivated by internal and external factors to pursue financial support for their work. Yet, it is unclear how mid-career faculty navigate individualized realities to develop the necessary skills for success in this aspect of their careers. This chapter guides the reader through planning for the pursuit…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Financial Support, Grants, Grantsmanship
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Falk, Martin Thomas; Hagsten, Eva – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2021
This study investigates the potential of European universities as hosts for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) grantees. Factors explaining both the probability of a university hosting an MSCA grantee and its extent are estimated using a zero-inflated negative binomial regression model. Results reveal that the probability of hosting MSCA…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Grants, Grantsmanship
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Yousoubova, Larissa; McAlpine, Lynn – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2022
With current constraints of public funding of research the question of principal investigator (PI) success has gained prominence. Yet understanding grant success remains problematic. While often associated with peer acceptance of the proposal text, research fundability in large part is informed by PI participation in the social systems of research…
Descriptors: Grants, Grantsmanship, Program Proposals, Proposal Writing
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Pupik Dean, Christopher G.; Schein, Maggie; Kang, Sheena; Kidd, David; Webb, Mel; Doyle, Annie Walton; Allen, Danielle – Teachers College Record, 2020
Background/Context: In recent years, the humanities have frequently been described as "under attack" or "in crisis" in both popular media and academic writing. In this climate, it is particularly critical to develop a stronger understanding of the value of the humanities. While there are many theoretical arguments about their…
Descriptors: Humanities, Learning Theories, Grantsmanship, Grants
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Marshall, Stefanie L.; Salter, Amy O. – Science Education, 2022
This essay centers on the voices of leading scholars in science and STEM education on how equity can and should be centered in reviewing proposals for granting organizations. As the decisions made as a result of the reviewing process significantly impact the future directions of the field, we recognize the urgency in considering how equity is…
Descriptors: Science Education, STEM Education, Grants, Grantsmanship
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Mosier, Karen E. – Journal of Research Administration, 2022
Background: The content presents a conceptually powerful and attractive framework for understanding the proposal development process to capture the complexity of the steps that contribute to successful grant writing. Based on experiences from 15 years in research administration and using real-life examples, the author juxtaposes the diverse roles…
Descriptors: Grantsmanship, Grants, Professional Personnel, Financial Support
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Beime, Kristina S.; Englund, Hans; Gerdin, Jonas – British Educational Research Journal, 2021
Neoliberalism has become a highly dominating and taken-for-granted way of organising the university sector around the world. In the critical educational literature, this market-based rationality has been scrutinised in detail over the past decades. However, rather scant attention has been directed to how university managers and administrators,…
Descriptors: Grantsmanship, Neoliberalism, Research Administration, Taxonomy
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Baimpos, Theodoros; Dittel, Nils; Borissov, Roumen – Research Evaluation, 2020
In this study, we analyze the two-phase bottom-up procedure applied by the Future and Emerging Technologies Program (FET-Open) at the Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission (EC), for the evaluation of highly interdisciplinary, multi-beneficiary research proposals which request funding. In the first phase, remote experts assess…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Research Proposals, Interdisciplinary Approach, Financial Support
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Leyland, Bridget; Jackson, Grant; Godard, Kasey; Taggart, Kelsie; Nalevanko, Aniko; Capor, Robert – Research Management Review, 2020
Departmental research administrators offer a wide range of support services to research communities, university central offices, and fellow research administrators in other departments and institutions around the world. It is important for department-level research administration offices to function as a unit to provide centralized services that…
Descriptors: College Administration, Research Administration, Psychology, Departments
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Dinov, Ivo D. – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
The return on research investment resulting from new breakthrough scientific discoveries may be decreasing over time due to the law of diminishing returns, the relative decrease of research funding in terms of purchasing power parity, and various activities gaming the system. By altering the grant-review process, the scientific community may…
Descriptors: Grantsmanship, Bids, Peer Evaluation, Research Proposals
Boone, Katrina; Beach, Paul; Squire, Juliet – Bellwether Education Partners, 2022
Whether in the western region of the state or the plains of the northeast corner, the ground has continued to shift under the feet of Colorado's rural charter school and district leaders. Efforts to understand the needs of Colorado's school communities early in the COVID-19 pandemic surfaced challenges with providing internet access, digital…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Charter Schools, Educational Finance, Private Financial Support
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Cunningham, Kay – Journal of Research Administration, 2020
Much of the literature on grant writing does not explicitly identify the skills needed to be an accomplished grant writer, or how these skills are acquired. This paper reviews literature on grant writing and argues the need to identify key grant writing skills to improve the quality of grant applications. The ability to persuade, to weave a clear…
Descriptors: Grantsmanship, Proposal Writing, Higher Education, Writing Skills
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