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Grant Writing Bootcamp

Summer 2019 Edition (May 20 - June 7)


The goal of this program is to provide faculty with time and support to write a proposal for external funding.  This upcoming Summer Bootcamp (May-June) will be open to all disciplines.  We anticipate making four to six (4-6) awards.  Recipients for the Summer 2019 Bootcamp will be expected to devote some time during the remainder spring term to lay the groundwork for their proposals in addition to the full-time commitment in the first three weeks of summer to write the project narrative and prepare supplementary proposal documents. Further, they will be expected to participate in programming such as workshops on proposal and budget development, one-on-one consultations, and peer review sessions.  Participants will be expected to submit a proposal to an external funder within 12 months and will be paid up to $4,500 (half of which will be paid following completion of the bootcamp and the other half of which will be paid following submission of the proposal).

ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to all faculty across disciplines who plan to submit a proposal and can confirm their ability to attend the workshops and fulfill the writing commitment. 

Preference will be given to faculty who have not served as Principal Investigator or Project Director on a major grant and to those who have not received GPSM funding in support of the proposal.  Those who are preparing to resubmit an unfunded proposal are encouraged to apply. 

Applicants may receive a follow-up request for clarification after submitting Bootcamp applications.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to have spoken to a program officer regarding their proposed idea and the strength of its fit with the particular grant program.  For support in making such contact, please contact Brittany Angulo Sanchez (ext. 8829) or Melissa Teetzel (ext. 8826).

DEADLINE: Thursday, March 14, 2019.

APPLICATION: Submit by email a one-page project summary (i.e. including an overview of the project and the significance of the proposed work in connection to the sponsor's goals), a current CV, a proposed mentor (can be a colleague at CSUSM or external),and a link to the solicitation to which you are responding to Those who are resubmitting should include documentation about the approach to a resubmission (e.g., take-aways from a program officer conversation).

Please email your application to