Grant Development Resources and Support
The Grant Development Team provides grant writing support to assist in the development of high-quality external research funding applications.
We can assist you with:
- Finding funding opportunities
- Drafting and developing your application
- Developing your budget
- Submitting your application through the Research Project Request (RPR) Form
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The Grant Development Team can assist you in finding funding opportunities.
We can provide advice on where to find funding opportunities and help you develop a strategy for identifying which opportunities are best for you.
There’s a range of funding databases available to Charles Sturt researchers on the webpage Find a Funding Opportunity including access to Research Professional, GrantConnect and other funding databases.
There’s also information in the Grant Writing Toolkit folder called ‘Becoming grant ready: Where do I start?’ (Note: you’ll need to be logged into Interact2 for the link to work). It contains information on planning for future funding opportunities, getting yourself grant ready, and strategically planning your approach to finding funding opportunities.
For further information on finding funding opportunities, or to book an appointment with a member of the Grant Development Team, contact us at email@example.com.
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If you’d like some support in developing your grant application, please fill out the Request for Grant Writing Support form.
The Grant Development Officer can assist you by:
- Providing comments, edits and feedback on your written grant application to help you meet the required criteria and write to the correct audience
- Offering suggestions for improving the structure of your writing – linking sections of a grant application to form a single, focused proposal
- Attention to grammar, punctuation and formatting
- Editing and proofreading.
Please note that all writing support is subject to availability of staff resourcing.
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When writing your grant application, take the time to log in to Charles Sturt's Grant Writing Toolkit. In it you’ll find grant writing advice, examples and other resources to help you with the different sections of your application.
To access the Grant Writing Toolkit:
- Log into Interact2.
- In ‘Organization Search’, enter: Grant Writing Resources.
- Hover over the name of the Organization site ‘x’ and a downward arrow will appear. Click the arrow and then select ‘Enrol’.
- Click ‘Submit’ and then ‘OK’. You’ll be taken directly to the Toolkit.
The link for the Toolkit will also appear on your Interact2 Dashboard under ‘My Organizations’. The link for the Toolkit is https://interact2.csu.edu.au/webapps/blackboard/execute/content/blankPage?cmd=view&content_id=_3625797_1&course_id=_50368_1&mode=reset (note the link will only work if you’re already logged into Interact2).
If you have any difficulties in accessing the Toolkit, please contact the Grant Development Officer, Lisa Limbrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Grant Development Team can assist you in developing your budget.
A great place to start is the webpage Budget Development and Resources. This webpage contains information on the Budget Approval Form (BAF), University leverage support and the Research Infrastructure Levy (RIL).
There’s also information in the Grant Writing Toolkit folder called ‘Budgets and Budget Narratives’ (Note: you’ll need to be logged into Interact2 for the link to work). It contains information and resources for writing budget narratives.
If you have any questions about developing your budget, or just need help getting started, contact us at email@example.com.
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The Grant Development Team can assist you in submitting grant applications through the RPR Form (accessed through MyResearch).
Note that submissions through the RPR Form follow the processes outlined on the Application approval and submission webpage.
If you need any support or assistance with the RPR Form, please contact the Grant Development Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information please contact the Grant Development Team at email@example.com.