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Proposal Development for Faculty

The TCU Office of Sponsored Programs is pleased to announce three new programs designed to assist faculty at all levels as they develop and submit funding proposals to external sponsors.

The STEPS Program

This five-step interactive program is open to all full time faculty and professors of practice at TCU  faculty and is designed to assist faculty members successfully identify grants and funding opportunities; meet with grants and funding officials; and develop fundable proposals.

          Start with an idea

          Target a funding source

          Engage in grant writing

          Prepare a proposal

          Submit

Projects may involve research, teaching, clinical, creative arts or service activities. The project should be germane to the faculty member’s career interests and departmental mission.

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Completed Proposal Review ( CPR )

The Office of Sponsored Programs will underwrite external review costs for TCU faculty submitting original or revised and scored grants to external agencies or foundations.   This program is open to all full time faculty and professors of practice at TCU.  Funds supporting the Completed Proposal Review Program are limited.  The program will run until funding is exhausted.

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The Program Officers / Sponsors Travel (POST) Program

The goal of the POST program is to provide TCU faculty the opportunity to meet with funding program officers and / or funding sponsor agents.  Faculty must have their funding idea sufficiently developed including project aims, goals and a general budget.  The faculty member must have already made contact with a program officer and discussed a white paper or some other mechanism for discussing a research project with a sponsor.  The program is open to all full time faculty and professors of practice at TCU.  The Office of Sponsored Programs will assist in providing travel costs. The program will run until funding is exhausted.

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