Be sure to obtain approval before you submit a proposal to a granting agency.
Ask key questions to test your idea:
- Does this project further the mission of Goshen College?
- Do your colleagues understand and support this effort?
- Is it doable at Goshen? Who else may have to participate to make the project work?
- Do you have sufficient background, experience and publications to present an established track record of achievement to a funder?
- In discussion with your department chair and dean (or president’s council supervisor), will you haveenough time to conduct the project?
- If you are responding to an RFP (request for proposal) or program announcement, do you haveadequate time available to research and write a successful proposal before the deadline?
Consult with a Grant Coordinator
- The faculty member should be the main writer for any proposal, but the grants coordinator can offer assistance. See a list of specific kinds of assistance on the grants and proposals home page.
- All proposals submitted to federal agencies must be submitted by the grants coordinator through grants.gov.