Developing a Proposal

The act of writing a proposal for external funding is the end of a process that includes developing the concept, verifying the need, assembling the research or creative team, matching the project to the funder, and understanding the funder’s guidelines.

In this section of the website you will find resources to help with these first steps of the process. For example, the Kean Online Record of Research and Scholarship (KORRS) is a searchable database that may help you locate a colleague with a similar interest who could become a research collaborator.

This section of the website also contains fundamental information about Kean University’s policy on external funding and proposal submission guidelines and procedures. It is important to become familiar with this information before starting the process of developing a proposal.

Start by reading Bourne and Chalupa's concise and helpful Ten Simple Rules for Getting Grants.