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Transform Your Idea Into Your Research
(& DO IT AGAIN)


2. Develop Proposal


Now that you’ve identified the best fit funding opportunity, it’s time to craft your competitive & compelling proposal submission.

How-to

Step 1.

Decipher the funding opportunity announcement/solicitation for requirements by the program & funding agency. Every solicitation is unique, so, pay attention to minor details & take notes!

Step 2.

Use a checklist(s) to organize the processes, deadlines & required materials for a complete submission to both the funding agency and the UNM Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP).

Step 3.

Build a relationship with the Program Officer (PO). Reach out to the PO by e-mail or phone (remember to respect their time) & know when you are contacting them (e.g., get feedback on an idea, specific question, etc.).

Step 4.

Write the proposal in accordance with the solicitation & agency guidelines.

Step 5.

Send your proposal to colleagues for scientific review/feedback. In addition, get proposal editing support from your department’s proposal support contact and use iThenticate to run a plagiarism check on your proposal.

Step 6.

Reach out to your department’s proposal support contact for assistance in preparing your proposal submission to UNM OSP and the the funding agency.

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