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- Define your Goals and Objectives. Goals should tie to the
sponsor's mission or priorities; Objectives - the steps to achieve your
Goals - form the basis for your project plan. The sponsor is buying
your Objectives when it funds your project.
- Keep your Goals and Objectives SIMPLE:
Talk to your college's Senior Research Administrator - David Bond, Anne Dickinson, Cindy Gary, Gail Hyde
Find a senior mentor, either at RIT or at another institution.
Discuss your ideas with others.
Do some research; check the literature.
Write a concept paper.
Chunk out time for thinking and writing.
Explore internal funding, such as the Provost's Learning Innovations grant program, department or college funding, etc.
Do a pilot project or study.
Request release time to focus on writing one or two grants
Start small, with a manageable project. Look at small or eclectic foundations for start-up funding.
Organize your time and set deadlines for yourself.
Partner with an established PI, at RIT or at another institution.
Incorporate evaluation into your project; your evaluation plan
should tie directly to your Objectives, not be an add-on at the end of
Think about disseminating the results of your project; how will you do this in an innovative way?