For proposals responding to an announcement or request for proposal from an external funding agency
The prospective Principal Investigator (PI) should contact ORSP to schedule a planning meeting (see contact information below). This should be done as early as possible to allow time for registering new PIs, developing budgets, obtaining letters of support, etc. As soon as possible after a decision to apply for funding, ORSP will meet with faculty/staff to review the proposal guidelines, plan the proposal submission process, review the required supporting documents, and discuss the development of budgets and budget narratives that fit funding agency guidelines and University policies. Interested faculty/staff members have the primary responsibility for writing the proposal narrative. ORSP will aid faculty/staff in the preparation and writing of the proposal. ORSP will prepare all necessary forms for the proposal. ORSP will facilitate and complete all submissions.
For proposals to programs with limited submissions
Programs that limit the number of proposals that can be submitted from one institution are common. ORSP will indicate this is a limited submission program when sending funding announcements to faculty and will indicate the deadline to indicate interest to submit. ORSP has the responsibility for convening meetings of the Limited Submissions Committee, appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The goal of the committee is to choose the most competitive proposal/s to represent Kean University. The process for determining which proposal/s may be submitted follows. (Information related to Faculty Research Fellowships can be found here.)
For investigator-initiated proposals:
The prospective Principal Investigator (PI) should discuss their idea with his/her department chair and dean.
ORSP Contact Information for Prospective PIs: Lindy Foreman - email@example.com; 73468