Support for Large, High-Value Proposals
We have hands-on experience helping groups meet the complex requirements of large center proposals. We can help you in the idea formation and team-building stages and in creating and executing plans to respond to complex solicitations that result in competitive proposals. Direct writing and editing services are also available.
We can help you find the through-line in a complex information field to create the central concepts around which a coherent and compelling proposal can be built.
Consultants bring direct experience with multiple agencies and multiple types of multi-investigator proposals. Such expertise and assistance can lower the barrier for faculty who may be interested in pursuing larger-scale projects and centers, but feel they do not have the expertise or time to develop the expertise. Consultants also have experience in coaching faculty members who are unfamiliar with the application requirements for large, multi-investigator proposals. By coming in the earlier stages in the development phase, the consultants can also provide coaching in team development and the creation of management strategies. These management strategies apply both to the process of preparing the proposal and to creating management structures in the project or center that would provide sustainable leadership of a funded center.
Assistance with a large proposal can be combined with Research Leadership Coaching to create a strong team with the leadership skills needed to run a successful center or team. (See Comprehensive Initiation.)