RSP recognizes that all documents prepared as part of a submission to an agency will undergo close scrutiny and ultimately affect whether the application is selected for funding. To meet this need, RSP staff will review the documents provided and offer helpful suggestions to enhance the competitiveness of an application.
Funding agencies expect clearly written applications with a defined goal or achievable objective woven into the provided documents. Funders assess both the capability of the project team to complete the work and the organization’s ability to provide an adequate level of support to the research team.
A thorough vetting of the application should be done prior to any submission. Some departments and colleges have existing review processes in place which offer an initial peer review of an application. PIs are also encouraged to utilize the expertise of colleagues during the application process.