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This Funder Tool Kit specifically highlights the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). It includes news, priorities, funding opportunities, and award history, as well as proposal guidance and resources. The Funder Tool Kits is a collaborative effort between the UCF Libraries and OR Research Development Team.
Developing a Winning Grant Proposal by Donald C. Orlich; Nancy R. ShropeIn a world of tightening budgets and increased competition for grant money, Developing a Winning Grant Proposal provides the guidelines, strategies, plans, and techniques to craft a fundable grant proposal. A user-friendly, engaging, and up-to-date guide, this book covers the entire process from the inception of a good idea, to the formulation of a strong proposal, to the next steps once a proposal is funded. Providing a basic overview and helpful tools for busy faculty and researchers, this is a must-have guide for anyone interested in the mechanisms that successful grant writers employ. Special Features Include: Appendices with a "Model of a Funded Proposal" and a "Basic Toolbox for Grant Seekers" Checklists for self-evaluating the efficacy of each portion of the grant proposal Coverage of complex issues in a concise and clear manner, perfect for grant writers facing tight time constraints.
Publication Date: 2013
Grantsmanship for Criminal Justice and Criminology by Mark S. DavisThe history making US Crime Control Act of 1994 earmarked hundreds of millions of dollars in grant monies for a variety of justice related purposes turning crime control into a growing industry. This book directs the reader towards locating new sources of public and private funding as well as how to: formulate and state a problem that argues for funding; describe the methods for addressing the problem; clearly state measurable objectives; propose a comprehensive evaluation plan; succinctly describe the applicant's qualifications; detail and defend a budget; and solicit meaningful letters of support.
Publication Date: 1999
Writing Successful Grant Proposals from the Top down and Bottom Up by Robert J. Sternberg (Editor)This text provides comprehensive advice on how to build a successful grant proposal, from the top down and from the bottom up. Editor Robert J. Sternberg gathers editorial expertise from distinguished members of associations in the Federation of Associations of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, which includes some of the most successful grant applicants and grant givers in the field of brain and behavioral sciences. The chapter authors offer readers practical advice on planning, executing, submitting, and revising grant proposals in order to maximize their chances of success. Exploring both grant writers' and grant providers' perspectives, Writing Successful Grant Proposals from the Top Down and Bottom Up provides valuable insight into general strategies on how to write and submit proposals, as well as detailed information on the various types of proposals needed to reach particular research and teaching goals.
Publication Date: 2013
Use Primo Search to Find More!
Primo is an easy way to search almost all the content UCF can access, including the catalog, books, e-books, videos, articles, STARS Collections, and more.
DOJ Program Plan - a tool to help applicants and grantees find funding opportunities that address their criminal, juvenile, and civil justice needs. The DOJ Program Plan provides summary details of the funding opportunities each DOJ grant-making component is expecting to release or has released in the current fiscal year.
The OR Research Development team maintains a library of internal/external submitted proposals and can assist with securing a sample and submitting FOIA requests. Contact Research Development for more information.
DMP Tool - Create, review, and share DMPs that meet institutional and funder requirements. The DMP Tool Blog and Webinar Series provide helpful guidance.
STARS - UCF researchers are eligible to submit materials to STARS, a university-wide digital repository hosted on the Digital Commons platform (a comprehensive hosted solution for storing, managing, and sharing data). Click here to visit the researcher portion of the FAQs for STARS.
re3data.org - The Registry of Research Data Repositories is a tool for helping identify and locate online repositories of research data.
DRAFT YOUR PROPOSAL: Section Instructions and Templates
This guide provides quick-reference information and templates for specific sections required in most NIJ proposals (refer to the RFP for special requirements). Content is based on the OJP website.
NIJ - Proposal Section FAQs - NIJ advice before beginning, and information on the SF-424, Program Narrative, Budget, Human Subjects and Privacy Requirements, and Selection/Awarding
Literature Review (select by subject from the list below):
General Proposal Support from Research Development Team
Now that you have found the perfect funding opportunity, let us help you build the perfect proposal. The OR Research Development team can help with planning, preparation assistance, draft review feedback, informational resources, and more! Visit our website for next steps information.
Large Proposal Support from Research Development Team
A unique approach to supporting large, complex proposal submissions.