ERI partners with researchers to advance their research, including making connections with potential partners or collaborators, managing the development of complex proposals or other projects, and contributing to budget, resource statements, or other key proposal components.
Research development at ERI
ERI can help research affiliates…
- search for funding opportunities
- find collaborators and build teams
- connect with opportunities for broader impact
- develop proposals, books, or other complex projects
Proposal development services:
- information on ERI and IU resources
- grantsmanship review
- information on budgeting ERI programming, staff support, or other services
- project management for large proposals
Work with ERI
Contact ERI Assistant Director for Research Advancement Eva Allen to involve ERI in your next proposal.
Frequently asked questions
It is helpful for ERI to be aware of the proposal activity of the ERI community so that we can support your efforts. ERI can connect you with additional resources or collaborators, and suggest ways that our team can contribute to proposal development or project execution. In particular, please contact Eva whenever:
- a PfEC-hired faculty member is preparing to submit a proposal
- ERI resources or staff effort will be included in the project work plan
ERI is best positioned to support your project and benefit from it if we are involved in the proposals before they are submitted. This also enables us to pursue indirect cost sharing agreements with deans when relevant.
ERI holds a portion of the returned F&A costs in a fund for high-impact projects. PIs can apply for support from this fund to further ERI's mission and their own research and broader impacts.
Eva can provide project management and grantsmanship support for proposals as staffing capacity allows; please contact Eva to discuss what support we can offer given your timeline. ERI prioritizes supporting proposals that meet at least three of these criteria:
- ERI is the submitting unit for the proposal
- the project's main goals are aligned with ERI's mission
- the project involves a large budget
- the project includes budget for ERI staff effort
- the project builds on ERI programming or infrastructure
- the submitting unit agrees to share indirect costs with ERI
- if the project will be managed by ERI staff
- if the project substantially relies on ERI programming or infrastructure
- if a large portion of the project budget will be run through ERI
- involve ERI personnel in your proposal development process early by contacting Eva
- work with Eva and ERI Executive Director Gabe Filippelli to negotiate an F&A sharing agreement between ERI and the PI's dean
- in the Kuali Coeus proposal routing document: 1) define the PI's unit affiliation on the personnel tab to include UA-ERI, and set ERI's portion of F&A to reflect the agreed F&A split; and on the attachments tab, include information in the internal (non-agency) version of the budget about which costs should be run through ERI