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Planning Your Research

Submitted by kathleen.local on Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:34pm

 

 

Having and sticking to a plan and a timeline for your research helps the process run smoothly. In this section you will find several resources including timelines and process maps that will help you in mapping out your research projects.

Research planning timeline for faculty

Research planning is a 6 – 8 month process from initiation to final approval.

  • 6-8 months out – assemble your team; begin collecting CV’s; prepare first draft
  • 4-6 months out – request support letters and other documentation; refine first draft and begin to put together budget
  • 2-4 months out – identify specific funding opportunity; review all instructions and timelines, and tailor proposal/budget; undergo peer review; prepare second draft as necessary
  • 4-8 weeks out  – collect all necessary documents and begin to assemble and polish application
  • 2-3 weeks out  – submit for final faculty review and signatures; adjust for any final troubleshooting
  • SUBMIT 

Research planning timeline for students

For student research projects, expect an 8 – 10 week planning process.

  • 8-10 weeks out – read instructions; confirm timelines and make an action checklist
  • 6-8 weeks out – request references and transcripts; complete first draft of proposal
  • 2-6 weeks out – undergo facilitation and peer review; prepare second draft as necessary
  • 2 weeks out – collect all necessary documents and begin to assemble and polish proposal
  • 1 week out  – submit for final faculty reviews and signatures; adjust for final troubleshooting as necessary
  • SUBMIT

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