Steps to ReadinessThe following steps set forth the general routine at Baylor University for preparing and submitting a proposal to a nongovernmental funding organization. In some cases, a sequence of steps is implied or expressed. However, some steps can and should be accomplished concurrently with others. For example, some research into funding entities can be conducted without a project budget, but enough information to establish overall cost is needed to identify and qualify potential sources.
Step 1: Get Early Administrative Concurrence
Step 2: Coordinate Planning and Strategy
Step 3: Prepare a Budget
Step 4: Research
Step 5: Establish a Schedule
Step 6: Get Guidelines and Required Forms and/or Permissions
Step 7: Develop the Proposal Narrative
Step 8: Get Thorough Reviews
Step 9: Get Administrative Approval
Step 10: Work Together to Finalize and Submit Proposal
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