The Owens Institute for Behavioral Research (OIBR) administers a Grantsmanship Development Program for faculty in the social and behavioral sciences. OIBR’s core training model prepares program participants to compete successfully for major research grants from extramural sources. The Grantsmanship Development Program targets faculty members at the University of Georgia who have not previously received major extramural support to pursue their research. The program is 2 years in duration and participants are expected to submit at least one research proposal for extramural funding through OIBR during that time. During their participation in the program, participants attend scheduled workshops and events and prepare periodic progress reports to track milestones and assist with goal setting. Upon successful completion of the program, the participant earns a certificate of completion.
The application into the Grantsmanship Development Program originates with the faculty member interested in joining the program. The application materials include: (1) a nomination letter from the Department Head, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) an overview (1/2 page) of the applicant’s primary research agenda with 2-3 specific research questions that could serve as the basis for a grant application, and (4) for each specific research question a list of 2-3 relevant publications from the vitae. An OIBR committee will review applications to the program. Interested faculty members are selected based on their potential to develop the skills to successfully pursue extramural grant funding for research projects in the social and behavioral sciences. Potential is gauged both in terms of an existing track record of publications and a potentially fund-able area of interest. Applications are due on the last Friday in April.
For grants submitted through OIBR, academic credit is given to the participant’s home department and institute credit is given to OIBR. Indirect cost return (F&A) is split according to home unit policies. OIBR does not retain any indirect cost return from grants administered through the Institute.
Resources Provided to Grantsmanship Development Program Participants
OIBR Grantsmanship Development Program Schedule
The two year OIBR Grantsmanship Development Program is structured to facilitate the following activities, which culminate in a successfully funded grant proposal. Keep in mind this is an approximation; participants come into the program at different stages and therefore progress in the grant writing process on a variable timeline. The keys are for you to develop a strong concept, make time for your grant writing, and take full advantage of the resources available to you through this program to develop a highly competitive proposal.
|Scheduled Activities (*indicates required attendance)||Goals/Objectives|
(Idea Generation/ Publish)
(Refine grant concept/ Publish)
|There are no scheduled activities during the summer for the OIBR Grantsmanship Development Program. You should use this time to write your proposal.||
(Finalize Proposal/ Submit)
The requirements to advance to Year 2 of the program are attendance at required events & workshops and a formal presentation of your grant concept.
To receive a Certificate of Completion for the OIBR Grantsmanship Development Program, you must submit an extramural grant through OIBR by the end of year two of the program.