Research and Sponsored Programs

Proposal Enhancement Grant

The purpose is to support preliminary research or scholarly project to enhance the expertise needed to be successful in seeking mid-level funding from an external agency. The expected outcome is submission OR resubmission of a competitive grant proposal to an external funding agency in the amount of $25,000 or more within 12 months of the project's completion.

The award ceiling is $8,000, with the average award size of $5,000. Grant activities must be completed within 24 months of the award date. 

Awardees must include and complete at least one of the following activities as an aspect of their proposal:
  • Travel to meet with a Program Officer at funding agency; OR
  • Serve as panel reviewer for a grant program; OR
  • Work with a mentor to enhance an existing grant proposal or scholarly product

Eligibility requirements

Submission instructions and requirements

Budgetary guidelines

Award selection

Recipient responsibilities

Previous recipients