Proposal Development

Here are links to information regarding proposal writing:

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
https://www.cfda.gov/

National Science Foundation
http://www.nsf.gov/funding

Bentley has received copyright permission for you to copy and use the following excellent additonal article on proposal writing:

Proposal Writing Short Course
The Foundation Center, 79 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003
http://fdncenter.org/learn/shortcourse/prop1.html

Policies and Procedures

Prospective Principle Investigators and Project Leaders should contact Mary Louise Pauli about any procedures that may need to be followed in regard to their particular proposal(s).  In general, remember that awards made to the college on behalf of a faculty member must be formally approved prior to the proposal submission to the agency. 

Please review Appendix O of the Faculty Manual prior to preparing a proposal for external funding.  This appendix includes a detailed review of budget preparation and covers information about formal proposal review procedures.

Research with Human Subjects

Research with human subjects must be considered by Bentley's Institutional Review Board (IRB). Applications to the IRB must be submitted well in advance for the committee's consideration. Mary Louise Pauli provides administrative support to the IRB and should be contacted for additional information about IRB review procedures.

Conflict of Interest

Following federal requirements, the college has developed a Conflict of Interest Policy for major participants on grants.  This policy appears in Appendix S of the Faculty Manual.  A Conflict of Interest form (available at the bottom of the Appendix) must be completed and turned in before a proposal is submitted.