Successful Proposal Collaborations in Polymer Processing and Computer Integrated Manufacturing

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Conference Proceeding

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ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings

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American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference Proceedings


The process of developing grant proposal ideas, identifying appropriate programs for submission, developing the necessary contacts, and writing the actual proposal is an arduous one. It is imperative that individuals participating in such endeavors present a proposal that is well defined, well researched, and of value to the audience it is intended to serve, the funding agency, and the community at large. This paper describes the efforts of the authors in developing laboratories in Polymer Processing and Computer Integrated Manufacturing at GMI Engineering & Management Institute. Tips for developing sound proposals are presented along with case studies that demonstrate application of these tips in the generation of external funding. The paper highlights a mode of operation that is expected to stimulate the interest of educators working in related environments.


ISSN: 0190-1052