Plan and Develop Large-scale Research Projects
  • Strategic assessment of emerging research opportunities and resources and the fit with existing and projected client capabilities
  • Identify and organize university, state and regional teams focused on developing joint, large-scale research projects and proposals
  • Example Activities:
    • Site-visit by a CSCG Team of consulting specialists for intensive meetings and reviews followed-up by a Strategic Assessment Report outlining: assessment of strengths, weaknesses and opportunities and recommended next steps ranging from high-level strategies to specific proposal development opportunities.
Develop, Strengthen, and Teview Proposals
  • Proposal strengthening: assessing proposal development needs, recruiting external experts and providing "hands on" proposal review and polishing
  • Organize and run site visit and "dress rehearsals" for clients in major centers competitions and recruit needed advisory and educational personnel.
  • Example Activities:
    • Review "white paper" drafts of planned proposals, sometimes in the context of a "post-mortem" of prior declined proposals to suggest improved approaches.
    • Join Center Development team as a technical assistance consultant to develop a large-scale proposal for NSF, NASA, DOE, DARPA, etc
Strategic Research Workshops
  • Work with clients to conceptualize, organize and implement a workshop related to their strategic goals for enhancing research competitiveness of targeted research areas
  • Example Activities:
    • Conduct Cyberinfrastructure workshop with attendees from: client's leading research performers, client's home cyberinfrastructure builders, national research and cyberinfrastructure leaders, NSF program managers and CSCG personnel - - with objective of defining research goals, organizational strategies and funding targets.
University Competitive Benchmarks
  • Work with clients to select peer group, identify data categories and analyze trends to provide insight into research, educational and funding competitiveness.
  • Example Activities
    • Help engineering university to select peer group based on comparable size, culture and strengths. Identify data sources and associated topics to provide relevant comparisons on research revenue and expenditures, faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, funding, endowments, and patent/licensing data. Report back on data-derived analyses along with competitive intelligence to motivate university plans and strategies.