To receive an Excellent rating, the individual must initiate a successful grant proposal for external funding and/or direct the resulting project.
Although my work does not naturally lend itself to grant opportunities, I have helped others write successful proposals for funding:
- I participated in writing and successfully securing an NSF SoCS grant through NJIT for $249,168 in 2010 (see below) that I was not required to work on personally.
- Additionally, I have been engaged by Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) to participate in writing a proposal to NSF for the Management and Administration of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) between 2015 and 2025. I was a writer for the successful 2008 proposal that secured funding for 2009 – 2014. The total funding amount for these large facilities proposals ranges from $500M-$1B.