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International Grant Coordinator
Office of the Provost
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 3A2
Mason Hall D101C
Fairfax, VA 22030
Email : email@example.com
Phone : 703-993-2995
FAX : 703-993-8645
This position, in the Office of the Provost, provides support to faculty in identifying and seeking funding for international projects. The Coordinator works with faculty across the university to develop grant applications, letters of inquiry, and grant proposals for funding from government agencies, foundations, and corporations.
Purpose: The Office of Research Development offers this program to assist Mason faculty in developing strong proposals for external funding. To increase the probability of receiving an award, we encourage faculty to have senior scholars outside of George Mason University review their proposals.
Amount of Funding:The Office of Research Development will pay a consulting fee of up to $1,000 for each external review of a major grant proposal being submitted by any George Mason faculty member. Up to two reviewers are permitted per proposal and the amount paid to the reviewers will be commensurate with the size of the proposal.
Eligibility: Any Mason faculty who intend to submit a proposal through the Office of Sponsored Programs for external funding (e.g. NIH, NSF, DOD, DOE, NASA, DoED, NEH, etc.) may request funding. To be eligible for this program the anticipated proposal should be for funding requests greater than $100,000 per year.
Application Timing: Funding requests may be made any time during the calendar year. It is important to note that the draft of the proposal must be prepared sufficiently prior to the submission deadline to allow time for adequate revision. Approval notification is usually within a week.
Application Process: To apply for funding, contact Ann McGuigan, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide the following information:
Funding Process: After notification of approval for reviewer funding, the principal investigator should send the proposal to the reviewer(s). Upon receipt of completed review(s), the principal investigator must notify the Office of Research Development that the review has been completed and provide the name of the reviewer who should receive the consulting fee. Notification for payment should be sent electronically to Donna Sherrard, email@example.com.
Researchers who are applying for grants that require data management plans (DMP) can use the DMPTool to help them with writing the plan. Based on the information they enter, the tool will generate a customized DMP for them to submit with their grant application.
When accessing DMPTool, researchers should click on “My Plans,” then select George Mason University from the list and use their GMU username and password to login.
George Mason University Libraries' Data Services provides help with locating and utilizing numeric, statistical, geospatial, and qualitative data; provides access to Federal and Virginia depository publications as well as the map collection; and offers consultation services for funding-mandated data management plans.
Please contact Data Services at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
UC Berkeley Dissertation Proposal Workshop - In addition to an overview of grant elements and planning, this site provides examples of successful grant proposals
University of Michigan Graduate Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans - Comprehensive listing of a wide variety of funding sources including relevant books of articles.
Purdue University Grant Writing Tutorial - Provides a tutorial based on writing EPA grant proposals
Texas A&M NSF Career Seminar - Great resource for people interested in applying for NSF Career Awards