A solicitation to submit an application for funding is often a complicated document to which you develop a responsive proposal. With rising competition, you may find you are responding more frequently to less common, more complex opportunities. Knowing what’s in the package can help you prepare and assemble the appropriate information and documentation, as well as assess whether your institution is able to accept an award if your proposal is successful. This may be particularly true where institutions from multiple countries are collaborating on a proposal.
Using a case study approach, we will unpack and discuss real-world examples of non-standard and complex solicitations that have come through the offices of two research institutions: (1) a South African university’s central research management office, and (2) a U.S. university’s departmental pre-award office. We will coach the audience in carefully reviewing each solicitation so that we understand the sponsor’s requirements. The consequences of not doing so can affect costs, raise logistic issues, and result in a non-responsive proposal.
Finally, we will invite participants to share their own examples, and brainstorm strategies at understanding solicitations and thus increase our chances of winning contracts.
|Room||Carrick 1, 2 & 3|
|Time||12:00 - 13:15|
|Date||Thursday 7th June, 2018|
|Theme||Developing Research Proposals|
Gai Doran - Director of Research in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University
Dr Robin Drennan - Director for Research Development, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)