Pursue the Grant?

So far, you have found a grant opportunity that you are interested in. Now, you must come to a decision on whether or not you should pursue the grant. Keep in mind several questions as you come to this conclusion.

  • Will the project align with departmental and University policies and goals?
  • What is the aim of my project? WIll it be of use to the academic community (i.e. a journal article), or will it be used more in daily interactions with students?
  • Have you discussed the possibility of matching funds with the dean?
  • If the grant is funded, how will it affect your department; will the project cause you to take a sabbatical, drop to half-time status, etc.?