Grant Support Overview

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At the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, our goal is to impact lives by advancing and supporting high-quality research in the social, educational and behavioral sciences.

START.


SOMETIMES GETTING STARTED IS THE HARDEST PART. FROM CONCEPTUALIZING A PROPOSAL TO FINALIZING A TIMELINE, WE WORK WITH YOU TO BUILD A STRONG FOUNDATION.

Project Conceptualization

We’re here to help you take an initial idea and craft it into a compelling grant proposal. You have the research question, and we have ideas on how to frame it for funding.


Funding Identification

Our team identifies requests for applications and proposals from federal, state, foundation and internal sources. Together, we develop a timeline to make sure everything is ready before the submission deadline.


Team Development

We recruit partners, such as co-investigators, key personnel and graduate students. We also assist with university networking to round out your team.

DEVELOP.


WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT YOU AS YOU DEVELOP YOUR PROPOSAL. OUR TEAM OFFERS ASSISTANCE WITH RESEARCH DESIGN, CONTENT AND BUDGET.

Research Design

Our methodologists are available to collaborate with you on research design, sampling and randomization, data collection and management, planning for data analysis, and planning for intervention fidelity assessment.


Content Review

Our researchers work with you to review and critique content. With backgrounds as scientists and grant reviewers, we approach your proposal from both perspectives.


Budget

Our budget specialists make sure everything is accounted for—from personnel management to database storage. We help you develop and justify your budget, while providing related documentation.

SUBMIT.


YOU’VE NEARLY COMPLETED THE PROCESS. WE ASSIST WITH FINALIZING THE DETAILS AND SUBMITTING A POLISHED PACKAGE.

Editing

We’re available to help you refine the final draft of your proposal, from overall content review to line-item edits. Our team also provides suggestions for project aims, methods and other elements.


Package Development

We edit CVs, biosketches and references for consistency, making sure they conform to funding agency specifications. We also assist with additional forms and assurances.


Package Submission

Our team helps with all aspects of the final grant package, including coordination with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Office of Research and Economic Development, to ensure a high quality proposal that is ready for submission.

SUCCESS!


CONGRATULATIONS, YOU’RE FUNDED! WE PROVIDE POST-AWARD SUPPORT SO YOU CAN FOCUS ON YOUR RESEARCH.

Personnel & Grant Management

We’re here to help you manage hiring, payroll and purchasing. Once employees are hired, we process their expenses, purchases, payments and reimbursements.


Budget Management & Reconciliation

Our experienced staff monitors and reconciles budgets to meet post-award requirements and provides regular budget reports.


Research Activity Coordination

Leave some of the work to us. We’re available to assist with making travel plans and ordering materials and supplies.


Event Support

Our staff assists with internal and public activities. We schedule meetings and provide basic support for workshops and trainings.