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Creating a responsive proposal (PDW 4)

October 25, 2022

Proposal Development Workshops (PDWs) are 30 – 60-minute webinars on key milestones along the funding journey. Presenters provide best practice and ASU-specific insight across all facets of proposal development. Starting with understanding the funding landscape, going through finding a solicitation, developing a proposal, and preparing a budget, each webinar is a quick look at best practice. These webinars are appropriate to all stages of researcher from any discipline for any sponsor. PDW’s are held approximately every other week at 10am AZ. Sponsored by KE Research Development

A program you’ve been waiting for has just released a call for proposals and the due date is in three months–now what? Don’t let a blank page deter you from getting organized and ready to craft your response! With the sponsor’s call for proposals, you already have the answers to many of the questions you are being asked to address. 

In this session you will learn how to read a solicitation (also known as a Call for Proposals, a solicitation, a Request for Proposals, or a Funding Opportunity Announcement) section by section to better understand what it is your sponsor is looking for in a proposed project. We will also discuss ways to review your proposal draft to check if you’ve included all of the appropriate content. And we will do all of this before you even write a word! 

Do you want to write faster, with sharper focus, and increase your chances of being funded? If so, then join as we 1) discuss a proposal construction technique that will help you better understand what the sponsor wants, 2) learn how to increase responsiveness in your written submission,3) make it easier for reviewers to navigate and assess your proposal, and 4) reduce the chances of proposal rejection due to non-compliance. 


  • Kaushik Balakrishnan, Director, Research Development and Advancement, The College 

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Date: October 25, 2022 

Time: 10am-11am (AZ time)  

Location: online only