Proposal Partners & Consultants
Internal Partners for Proposal Success
So you’ve reached out to your proposal analyst in ORA and are starting to develop your research plan when you realize the solicitation calls for a component outside your expertise. Did you know there are offices at Mines that can fill many of these gaps? Here are a few people to connect with:
- Assessment, Study Design, & Teaching Resources: The Trefny Innovative Instruction Center can help you design an effective study of student learning, and assess results. They can also help you develop new courses and learn more effective teaching methods.
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging: DI&A at Mines can help you design and implement an effective plan to broaden participation in your proposed research program.
- Professional Development & Student Mentoring: The Center for Professional Development Education provides courses focused on critical career skills including communication, research ethics, and leadership. In addition to these classes for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty can access resources to help them grow as mentors.
- Institutional Data: Institutional Research & Strategic Analytics has a wealth of data about our student body. Submit a ticket for assistance, or reach out to Alyssa Von Lehman Lopez for a quick data pull.
- Data Management: The Arthur Lakes Library has resources to help you write a strong data management plan – and manage your data throughout your project.
- Human Subjects & Research Security: RTT’s Research Integrity officer can help you plan research involving human subjects, develop technology control plans, and answer questions about research security.
Please reach out to these partners at least 1 month before your proposal deadline. Early engagement ensures they have time to support you AND gives you time to meaningfully integrate their knowledge, increasing your proposal’s competitiveness.
Are you looking for an external evaluator, graphic designer, or science editor? The list below includes a variety of recommendations. Most recommendations come via the National Organization of Research Development Professionals. ASU also has a nice list!
Before contracting with a consultant, make sure you properly scope the project so you aren’t surprised by a large bill. Rates vary widely by experience level and the consultant’s location. Also make sure you check in with Procurement to help you follow Colorado’s procurement laws and Mines’ policies.
Please let us know if you have additional contacts to add to our list!
- https://www.resultslab.org/ – local and used by Humanitarian Engineering
- https://stem.colostate.edu/csu-stem-center-evaluation/ – used by the Quantum Engineering NRT
- https://www.sri.com/education-learning – Mines reference available; please connect with Andrea Beasley at SRI
- https://www.westat.com/ – Mines reference available
- http://www.somersault1824.com – Mines reference available
- https://scientific-illustrations.com/ – Mines reference available; specializes in materials science
- https://www.rob-soto.com/ – Mines reference available; specializes in Earth science
Proposal Writing and Strategy Consultants
- http://www.kbscience.com/ – Mines reference available; DOE specialist
- https://atg.consulting/ – Mines reference available
- https://megbouvier.com/ – Mines reference available; NIH specialist
- https://joiningvisionandaction.com/ – Denver-based
Looking for something else?
Email us and we’ll do our best to get you connected to the right resource.
Guggenheim Hall, Ste. 314
1500 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401
Alyssa Von Lehman Lopez