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This Funder Tool Kit specifically highlights opportunities for New and Early Career Faculty. It includes priorities, funding opportunities, proposal guidance, and additional resources. The Funder Tool Kits are a collaborative effort between the UCF Libraries and OR Research Development Team.
Get Funded: An Insider's Guide to Building an Academic Research Program by Robert J. TrewLearn all the basic principles involved in initiating an academic career and building an externally funded academic research program with this practical guide. Based on the author's extensive experience as a government funding agency director and successful academic, it provides step-by-step advice on how to identify an appropriate funding agency and program manager, how to present your research in a concise and effective manner, and, ultimately, how to obtain your first research grant. It explains the faculty recruitment process in detail and outlines the key timelines associated with being on the tenure track. Providing a unique insight into research funding agency operation and expectations, this is the 'go to' guide for new faculty members in engineering, the sciences, and mathematics looking to gain a head start in their academic careers.
Publication Date: 2017
Becoming a Successful Early Career Researcher by Adrian R. EleyNot that long ago there were fairly clear divisions between researchers at different stages throughout their career, starting with doctoral students then progressing to postdoctoral workers and finishing with academic staff. However, more recently the term Early Career Researcher (ECR) has been introduced partly as a response to their growing importance which has been reflected by their increased respect and status shown by national, international and funding bodies. There are several common features of an ECR's job including the need to establish a professional identity and develop into an independent researcher, competing for grants and increasing one's output of research publications; this book offers proven practical advice to help ECRs kick-start a successful academic career. With advice on: Choosing research topics Making best use of a Research Supervisor/Mentor Developing your research writing Getting published: journals and books Writing a research grant/fellowship Becoming a supervisor Becoming a teacher, and Developing your career This guide will help academics at the start of their career no matter what discipline they are engaged in... Arts, Humanities, Sciences or Social Sciences. For example, in sciences and engineering, ECRs are commonly part of a large research team and often have to work in collaborative groups; requiring strong interpersonal skills but can lead to tension in the interaction with one's supervisor or mentor. In contrast, in the arts and humanities and perhaps the social sciences, an ECR is more likely to be an independent scholar with a requirement to work alone, leading to a different type of relationship (but not necessarily any less stressful) with one's supervisor or mentor. Using case studies from across the subject areas to illustrate key points and give suitable examples this vital guide will help all early career academics.
Proposal Planning & Writing by Jeremy T. Miner, Lynn E. MinerIn a world of limited funding, grantseeking is extremely competitive. Now in its 4th edition, this standard guide to proposal planning and writing offers new information and examples to help grantseekers in the Internet age. New to this book are updated websites, including 25% more than in the last edition. In response to user feedback, this updated volume also provides more examples of successful proposals, including 9 letter proposals, complete with annotations. The book also offers expanded information on evaluation and outcome assessments, which are key to obtaining grants. Finally, the book gives an extended discussion of project sustainability after grant support runs out, a factor critical to successful applications.As in earlier editions, this book discusses funding from government, foundation, and corporate sponsors. Included are practical advice and examples on developing proposal ideas, identifying funding sources, creating systems and procedures to support grantseeking activities, developing proposal components, budget forecasting, submission procedures, and follow-up techniques.
Publication Date: 2008
Grant Seeking in Higher Education by University of Missouri Grant Writer Network Staff; Mary LickliderGrant funding has become increasingly crucial to universities anduniversity faculty, even as government and private fundingreductions and increased application pools result in a more andmore competitive environment. Securing the funding which isavailable is not a simple process, and institutional support forfaculty who seek grants is uneven, where it exists at all. Facultymembers are often left to navigate their own ways through theshifting landscape of the grants maze. When added on top ofteaching and service loads, it s no surprise that manyfaculty members either avoid seeking grants altogether or producegrant proposals which have little or no chance of beingfunded.<br /><br />Faculty need a guide, and this book is that guide.<br /><br />Written by a team of successful grant writers, <i>Grant Seeking inHigher Education</i> orients faculty to the grants culture andwalks readers step-by-step through the entire grant-seekingprocess, from identifying sources to preparing a successfulapplication to administering the funds after the grant is awarded.The grant-seeking toolkit which is free online to purchasersof the book for you to download or print and use in yourwork includes standard forms, templates, and timelines forproposal development so any faculty member, from the scientist tothe humanities scholar, can be sure not to miss out on the fundingthey deserve.
Publication Date: 2012
The "How To" Grants Manual: Successful grantseeking techniques for obtaining public and private grants by David G. BauerThis highly acclaimed, best-selling book in the ACE Series has been created for novice grant seekers who need instruction on how to begin the grants process, as well as for seasoned grant seekers who want to learn new techniques to save time and increase their success rate. Now in its seventh edition, this book will help you work smarter, not harder, in the pursuit of grant support. Several colleges that use this system report success rates of 75 percent. This new edition of The "How To" Grants Manual seeks to improve success rates to an even higher percentage. Advances in technology and changes in grants and research programs due to changing institutional budget priorities have prompted the author's preparation of this seventh edition. Revisions to grant-seeking strategies have caused the author, working with grantors and advisory groups, to retool the manual's worksheets and communications templates. These extremely useful supplementary materials are available by contacting email@example.com. Please send an email, and our textbooks coordinator will be able to send you the materials."
Publication Date: 2011
Proposal Writing: Effective Grantsmanship by Soraya M. Coley; Cynthia A. ScheinbergThis book is written primarily for students or beginning-to-moderately experienced grantwriters working in nonprofit corporations, school districts, or city or county agencies, and provides a step-by-step guide to writing a successful grant proposal. The third edition has been retitled; Proposal Writing: The New Grantsmanship and Funding Strategies because the authors have broadened their scope while still maintaining the aspects that made the previous editions bestsellers. A new organization provides greater coherence and logic in the presentation of the chapters. Throughout the book, readers are presented with agency/organizational analyses using a conceptual framework that is tied to a theoretical perspective about the desired outcomes. This framework provides the coherence for the book and assists individuals with the "mechanics" of writing and challenges them to understand why a particular strategy and with what desired and measurable outcome are they seeking. The book also conveys the "new grantsmanship" which is essential for navigating the economic, political, and social dimesions of proposal and grant writing.
Publication Date: 2007
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Office of Research Mentoring Program- This program is intended to pair UCF senior researchers and junior researchers in a mentoring relationship that will increase the probability of success for research funding for junior researchers.
Recognition of Early Career Grant Recipients - Externally funded Early Career Development grant recipients at UCF may apply for $10,000 in support of a doctoral graduate student as recognition of their prestigious award.
NIH Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program - From the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR). The goals of the ECR Program are to: (1) Train and educate qualified scientists without prior CSR review experience so that they may develop into critical and well trained reviewers. (2) Help emerging researchers advance their careers by exposing them to a peer review experience that may make them more competitive as applicants. (3) Enrich the existing pool of NIH reviewers by including scientists from less research-intensive institutions as well as those from traditionally research-intensive institutions.
New Faculty Workshop Series - Research Development coordinates a series of workshops on each of the Office of Research units that support them with their research, including how to navigate the research process from finding funding to protecting intellectual property.
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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.