Prioitizing Grant Seeking Efforts john cavendish 13 May 1998 08:20 EST
I'm working on a scheme to prioritize the level of institutional support
we give to proposals based on quantifiable and defensible criteria. In
the model I'm working on, I define level of institutional support as a
function of impact on University mission and fiscal impact. The fiscal
component is fairly staight forward wherein we look at things like the F
& A as a percentage of our approved rate, and our cost-sharing as a
percentage of the external award. On the other hand, the impact on
University mission is not so straight forward. We are a regional
institution. Thus teaching has the highest priority of our activities,
folowwed by public service and research. I would appreciate feedback on
what factors should be taken into account when we try to quantify the
impact on our mission. Feel free to respond directly.
John M. Cavendish, Ed.D., J.D.
Director of Sponsored Research and Contracts
Hammond, LA 70402