- Grant Proposal Review Form (.pdf) - for government grants
- Grants Event Approval Form (. doc) - for grants or contributions intended to support events
- Grants and Research: Roles and Responsibilities (.pdf)
Rider University provides assistance to faculty members and administrators interested in seeking external funding to support research, special projects, and other endeavors. The following grant guidelines provide general instructions regarding how much time may be needed to complete a proposal, which individuals on campus need to be contacted prior to preparing a proposal, and what approvals will be required.
Identify problem or need to be addressed
Articulate goals and objectives
Consider outcomes and impact
Inventory available University resources as well as outstanding needs
Estimate time frame and anticipated costs for endeavor
Discuss with Dean or Department Chair
Review funding sources available on Grants and Research at Rider
Contact Cathlene Leary-Elderkin for government funding sources (firstname.lastname@example.org / x7257) or Denise Pinney for corporate, foundation and nongovernmental grants (email@example.com / 5019). Both can assist you in various ways throughout the grant development process.
Review available Requests for Proposals (RFPs), grant guidelines and program announcements
Consider feasibility of devising and implementing a project consistent with the other projects a funding organization may have funded in the past
Consider the expertise required to oversee the grant
Review the deadline for applications and the date by which the grant may officially begin
With the grant guidelines in mind, begin to formulate a plan and framework for your endeavor
Draft a rough budget
If your grant will support a special event, complete Rider’s Grant Event Approval Form
Determine appropriate first step, ex. Letter of inquiry (LOI), proposal, or a conversation
Review past funded grant awards and gifts (if available) to assess size and funding priorities of past grants
Review items the organization will and won’t fund
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6. Identify and Meet Requirements
Identify resources, equipment and space needs
Contact HR if your grant includes personnel costs or requires new personnel to be hired.
If working with a team, assign tasks to others to gather data, write sections, create attachments, and so forth.
Create submission timeline
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7. Develop Proposal & Budget
If submitting a federal or state grant, discuss the application process with Cathlene Leary-Elderkin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mike Rutkowski (email@example.com)
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8. Route for Proper Approvals
If submitting a government grant, complete Rider’s Grant Proposal Review Form within required timeframe (2 weeks before due date) and give to Mike Rutkowski along with your draft proposal and budget.
Proposals being submitted to corporations, foundations, professional organizations/NGO’s should be shared with Denise Pinney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Institutional Review Board (IRB) review will be required for all projects involving human or animal subjects research (allow extra time for this approval)