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Next Learning The Ropes Workshop: TBA

Topics Covered


Conducting Targeted Funding Searches


  • An overview of U of M funding contexts, including the U of M Foundation and CLA External Relations
  • Sources for Internal Funding
  • External Searches: RFP's vs. Foundation Searches
  • Policies on Approaching Foundations

Developing a Strategic Proposal


  • Understanding fundability
  • Approaching program officers
  • Strategic grant proposal (characteristics)
  • Guidelines & evaluation criteria
  • Audiences
  • Writing the proposal
    • Typical pieces of a proposal
    • Persuasion
    • Writing, period (clarity, logic, ease of reading)

Proposal Submission through Sponsored Projects Administration


  • IRB, Institutional Review Board
  • RCR, Responsible Conduct for Research - Educational Requirement
  • REPA, Report of External Professional Activities. How & when to file a REPA
  • SPA, U of MN Office of Sponsored Projects Administration
  • EGMS, Proposal Development and Forms Routing Tool
  • PRF, Proposal Routing Form

Learn to Search Funding Databases Efficiently

The University Libraries offer excellent workshops on how to search funding and reference databases. Watch for Fall/Spring announcements.

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