Resources for Faculty Members

Resources for Faculty Members

Resources for Faculty Members

Pivot

OPD invests in the success of its faculty members most directly in identifying, screening, and presenting funding prospects for faculty research projects. The most important first step for any faculty member interested in advancing their research is to sign up for an account on Pivot. Pivot is an easily-searchable database of roughly over $68 billion in funding opportunities from federal, state, local, and corporate sponsors. The database allows faculty members to export search results, bookmark promising prospects, and set up daily/weekly emails offering the latest prospects tailored to specific research needs. If you need assistance signing up for an account, please send an email to robishaw@rowan.edu to set up a brief tutorial.

Proposal Narrative Editing Services

A well-argued, well-reasoned proposal or application is essential for any faculty members aspiring for external funding. In order to achieve the result of a superior written product, the office offers its professional expertise in persuasively merging scholarship with salesmanship. Upon request, OPD rigorously reviews proposal narratives for composition, clarity, and readability for all interested faculty members. 
Please send an email to robishaw@rowan.edu to have OPD take a look at your writing. OPD asks that faculty members send narratives as early as possible in the proposal writing process, so as to receive feedback in a timely manner.

Institutional-Level Template Language

Given that many proposals and applications for external funding require language pertaining to institutional capacity and past perfomance, OPD is developing a repository for template language. During your initial consultation, OPD staff will help you identify sections in the proposal narrative that require this information. When you need assistance in crafting this language, please send an email to robishaw@rowan.edu.