The Award Lifecycle

Developing a Proposal

Process for Developing a Proposal

  • Getting Started
  • Finding a Call for Proposals
  • Developing Collaborations
  • Developing the Narrative and Supporting Documents
  • Submitting a Proposal: The Internal NIU review process
  • After Submitting a Proposal: What happens after your proposal is submitted 

Proposal Components

  • Abstract
  • Project Description
    • Begin to Write
    • Background & Significance
    • Aims and Objectives
    • Research Design
    • Management Plan
    • Evaluation
    • Sustainability
  • Budget
  • Budget justification
  • Biosketches & Vitae
  • Facilities statement
  • Data Management Plan
  • Post-doctoral Mentoring Plan
  • Letters of Support and/or Commitment
  • Developing a Timeline
  • Logic Models
  • Current & Pending Support