Sponsored Research and Programs

Funding Opportunities

Preparing Proposals

Policies and Procedures

Writing Tips

  • Read the sponsor guidelines
  • Do your homework
  • Outline/draft your project concepts
  • Reflect your enthusiasm and commitment
  • Review your outline/draft with colleagues
  • Revise the draft
  • Cut the jargon
  • Double check your language, grammar, style and logic
  • Be clear, concise, consistent and readable
  • Check for transition and continuity
  • Define abbreviations and acronyms
  • Include appendices for statistical detail, drawings, and charts as may be necessary
  • Ensure good physical appearance on final copy-clean type, margins, etc.
  • Do not rely on the sophistication of the reviewers to read into what is not in your proposal

Contact Information

For more information about sponsored research at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Michael Simpson, Director
Office: Kehoe 815
Phone: (518) 564-2155
E-mail: simpsome@plattsburgh.edu

SUNY Plattsburgh
Kehoe 815
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901