Proposal Development

July 15 - July 16, 2019
Intercontinental New York Times Square
New York, NY


Successful proposal development is a multi-faceted process that requires coordination between principal investigators, funding agencies, and the institutional staff and infrastructure that makes it all come together.  

Intended Audience

Designed for persons with at least three years of experience in research administration who are interested in understanding and applying strategies to enhance the overall research portfolio by developing individual and institutional grant capacity

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the emerging focus on proposal development as part of a larger emphasis on institutional and individual research development and increased research portfolios
  • Apply strategies for building and enhancing research capacity for individual investigators at different career levels.
  • Identify challenges and solutions for developing successful large-scale, collaborative grant proposals, the emerging importance of team science, and the important role of the research administrator in facilitating these complex projects.
  • Characterize the reasons why proposals are not funded and identify strategies to work with investigators to revise and resubmit better prepared proposals with more likelihood of success
  • Using an array of tools and materials from the sessions, apply these strategies and activities to enhance proposal development at their home institutions.

Session Topics:

Day One:

  • Proposal Development Overview and Proposal Components
  • Building a Proposal Development Infrastructure  
  • Capacity Building for Principal Investigators

Day Two:

  • Collaborative and Large-Scale Proposal Development
  • Revising and Resubmitting Unfunded Proposals and Mock Proposal Review
  • Moving Forward: Recap and Q&A