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Title: BATTELLE ENDOWMENT Grant Writing Workshop


1
BATTELLE ENDOWMENTGrant Writing Workshop
Thursday, October 4, 2007 100 Stillman Hall 330
500
Office of Academic Affairs
2
Welcome
  • 1975 Battelle Board of Trustees established a
    perpetual endowment at OSU
  • Income from endowment supports projects that
    demonstrate how science and technology affect
    humans
  • Intent of donors to give priority to projects
    that emphasize education and public service
    over research and development
  • This competition has evolved into an
    annual grant competition
  • Committee is comprised of professors from a
    variety of disciplines across campus, many of
    them previous Battelle Endowment grant
    recipients
  • Managed by Office of Academic Affairs at OSU

Office of Academic Affairs
3
Purpose
  • (Abstracted from the letter of April, 29, 1975
    from
  • S. L. Fawcett, President of Battelle to H. L.
    Enarson, President of OSU) 
  • A Battelle Endowment Grant provides funding to
    support university activities
  • Activities should be designed to further our
    understanding of the impact (both good and
    bad) of science and technology
  • on individuals
  • and on society
  • More emphasis on education and public service
    than on research
  • Influence future leaders
  • Make scientists and engineers more sensitive
    to social needs
  • Lead others to gain a better understanding of
    the capabilities and limitations of science
    and technology

Office of Academic Affairs
4
Purpose
  • Activities should be designed to continue the
    examination and understanding of the impact
    of science and technology
  •   on individuals
  • IT impacts on lives
  • Genetic research
  •  and on society
  • Blogs and public opinion
  • Protection of personal data

Office of Academic Affairs
5
Purpose
  •  More emphasis on education and public
    service than on research
  • Battelle Endowment Grants are NOT intended
    to serve as seed grants for projects headed
    to NSF or NIH no matter how innovative the
    technology
  • Education and public service can have many
    forms
  • Conferences and meetings
  • Educational materials (cutting edge
    technology)
  • Partnerships with other agencies such as
    COSI, Public Schools, etc.

Office of Academic Affairs
6
Purpose
  • Influence future leaders
  • Impact on studentsmore than just employing
    GAs
  • Mentoring - document the role students
    will have in the project
  • Novel ways to teach science or about the
    impact of new scientific or technological
    findings
  • Impact on other leaders
  • State agency partners
  • Legislators
  • University or school officials

Office of Academic Affairs
7
Purpose
  • Two way street - Dual missions
  • Make scientists and engineers more
    sensitive to social needs
  • Document the impact of new science
    on society - e.g., DNA testing
  • Instruction for Scientists and
    Engineers on social issues?

Office of Academic Affairs
8
Purpose
  • Lead others (presumably, non-scientists and
    engineers) to gain a better understanding of
    the capabilities and limitations of science
    and technology 
  • The limits of measurement OR pesticides and
    public safety the case of Heptachlor in
    Hawaiian dairy milk 

Office of Academic Affairs
9
Purpose
  • Be realistic about what you can
    accomplish given the time and budgetary
    constraints

Office of Academic Affairs
10
Overview
  • DEADLINE
  • Friday, November 2, 2007 _at_ 500pm
  •  
  • SUBMIT
  • 10 copies of complete proposal
  • electronic copy to
  • betha_at_admin.ohio-state.edu
  • Follow instructions carefully on
    website
  • http//oaa.osu.edu/betha

Office of Academic Affairs
11
Overview
  • PROCESS
  • Proposal checked for accuracy and
    completeness
  • Status of Principal Investigator - must be
    OSU faculty member

Office of Academic Affairs
12
Overview
  • MID TO LATE NOVEMBER
  • Will contact PI if minor omission or error
  • Incomplete proposals returned to PI
    without committee review 
  • EARLY TO MID DECEMBER
  • Complete proposals forwarded to Committee
    members for individual review
  • Committee members will enter independent
    rankings for each proposal on secure website
  • CONFLICT OF INTEREST
  • Committee members with conflicts of interest
    do not vote or discuss those proposals

Office of Academic Affairs
13
Overview
  • MID JANUARY
  • Committee will meet to discuss proposals
    and rankings
  • Further information may be requested from PIs
    about their proposals
  • About half of the proposals will continue to
    the next round of review
  • Committee members re-read and re-evaluate
    the remaining proposals on secure website
  •  MID FEBRUARY
  • Committee will meet to discuss remaining
    proposals and make final decisions
  • May choose to fully fund, fund certain aspects
    or choose not to fund at all

Office of Academic Affairs
14
Overview
  • LATE FEBRUARY TO EARLY MARCH
  • Outcome letters mailed to all PIs on
    the same date

Office of Academic Affairs
15
Overview
  • FURTHER COMMENTS
  • All contact will be through e-mail
  • Early submission of proposal to OAA office
    encouraged and allows for closer review with
    time to correct errors
  • Goals should clearly relate to the
    Battelle Endowment mission
  • All questions should be directed to the
    Battelle Endowment Coordinator.
  • The Battelle Endowment Coordinator cannot
    comment on the strength of a proposal as this
    is dependant upon the quality and quantity
    of proposals submitted each year

Office of Academic Affairs
16
Grant Basics
  • Funding Limits
  • 3 or 6 awards per year
  • 10,000 - 60,000 per year
  • Matching funds from department or
    college desirable
  • Indicated in support letters
  • Single year projects preferred
  • Multi-year projects considered
  • Funding for out years contingent on
    demonstrated and acceptable performance
    during previous year

Office of Academic Affairs
17
Grant Basics
  • Funding
  • Not acceptable
  • Faculty release time or summer salary (can
    be part of match)
  • Equipment otherwise available or not
    absolutely required for project
  • Future maintenance
  • Acceptable
  • GRA stipend and tuition/fees
  • Travel

Office of Academic Affairs
18
Grant Basics
  • Your Budget and the Committee
  • Budget subject to approval before award
  • Committee can ask you to revise it
  • Budget justification must be complete
  • Dont make the committee guess

Office of Academic Affairs
19
Grant Basics
  • Appropriate Projects
  • Education and public service projects -
    not pure research
  • Exploring consequences of technology
    more than using technology
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Outcomes with broad implications
  • Influence future leaders
  • Help scientists and engineers be more
    sensitive to social needs
  • Help non-scientists appreciate
    capabilities and limitations of science

Office of Academic Affairs
20
Grant Basics
  • Animal and Human Subjects
  • http//orrp.osu.edu/
  • Technology Licensing and Commercialization
  • http//tlc.osu.edu/inventors/index.cfm

Office of Academic Affairs
21
Budgets, etc.
  • Battelle Endowment Awards
  • Battelle Endowment grants funded from an
    Endowment
  • Funds awarded are Development funds
  • Governed by rules and policies set by
  • Battelle Endowment committee
  • Your department/college (Always check with
    your Fiscal Person)
  • University

Office of Academic Affairs
22
Budgets, etc.
  • Hiring Graduate Students
  • Equipment
  • Reminders
  • Always work with your department HR/Fiscal
    people to develop your budgets
  • Follow university and department/college
    rules and regulations

Office of Academic Affairs
23
Budgets, etc.
  • Responsibilities
  • Your department is liable for any overages
  • Grant over expenditures, will be funded by
    the department identified as the grant holder
    or your home department Balances are
    monitored monthly by the Battelle Endowment
    coordinator

Office of Academic Affairs
24
Proposal Writing
Writing proposals for an interdisciplinary
academic audience
Office of Academic Affairs
25
Proposal Writing
  • Target the Battelle Endowment Mission
  • Before you begin writing your proposal,
    read the Battelle Endowment Mission.
  • How would you respond if you were asked,
    How does your proposal address key
    elements of the Battelle Endowment mission?
  • Include your response(s) to this question
    explicitly (and repeatedly) in the abstract
    and narrative of your proposal.

Office of Academic Affairs
26
Proposal Writing
  • Organization
  • Structure your proposal according to the
    Battelle Endowment guidelines
  • Use headings in the narrative to indicate
    where the reader can find each of the
    elements described in the Battelle Endowment
    guidelines

Office of Academic Affairs
27
Proposal Writing
  • Clarity Explain things so that the Battelle
    Endowment committee members will understand
    them
  • Explain the problem in terms that can be
    understood by reviewers outside your field
  • Explain the solutions you propose especially
    the technological solutions -- in terms that
    can be understood by reviewers outside your
    field
  • Identify and answer possible objections

Office of Academic Affairs
28
Proposal Writing
  • Writing
  • Make the document easy to read (design and
    typography)
  • Avoid jargon and acronyms as much as
    possible
  • Define technical terms and acronyms the
    first time you use them
  • Be specific avoid vague all-encompassing
    statements
  • Have someone outside your field review the
    proposal

Office of Academic Affairs
29
Parting Advice and Questions
Office of Academic Affairs
30
For additional information
CONTACTJ. Briggs CormierBattelle Endowment
Coordinator Office of Academic Affairs 203
Bricker Hall 190 North Oval Mall Columbus, OH
43210 Phone 292-5881Fax 292-3658
E-Mail betha_at_admin.ohio-state.edu Website
http//oaa.osu.edu/betha/
Office of Academic Affairs
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