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Library Grants Support

A network and support structure for the FIU Libraries' grant proposal processes, including grant writing, funding agency communications, grant submission, post award grant management, grant closeout/reporting, and sustaining projects.

Welcome to the Library Grant Support Guide

This guide has been developed as a resource for the FIU Libraries to support grant activities. This guide was created and is maintained by the Library Grants Support Group.

The FIU Libraries Grant Support Group seeks to professionalize the pursuit of grants by librarians, admin, and staff. The FIU Libraries Grants Support Group is charged with creating an internal network and support structure for the grant proposal processes, including grant writing, funding agency communications, ORED requirements and procedures, grant submission, post award grant management, grant closeout/reporting, and sustaining projects beyond the funding period. 


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Group Activities

Network and capacity building (core group) 

  • Activities include strategic position allocations, creating a pathway for internal library grants, identifying institutional strengths for focused grant direction, identifying current and future grants support needs along with formation of working group activities outlined below 

  • Encouraging rotating Principle Investigator (PI) roles 

Proposal review 

  • Activities include abstract/idea workshops, determining the feasibility of project ideas, grant funding recommendations based on topic, and pre-submission review of proposal with at least 3 weeks lead time 

Maintenance of grant opportunities list with included deadlines 

  • Activities include updating existing listed funding opportunities with a focus on our institutional strengths 

Maintenance of list of FIU faculty partners, their research areas, and library contacts 

  • Activities include outreach to service areas and documenting established faculty relationships that can strengthen future proposals with the backing of faculty research and scholarship needs 

Workshops 

  • Activities include planning and participating in workshops that cover the grant proposal process, brainstorming sessions, and examples of successful proposals.