Managing the proposal writing process effectively, particularly when there are multiple team members and the proposals become increasingly complex, often requires considerable skill. Using the provided tools and templates, such as team kick-off meeting template or the work plan template, may assist the principal investigator and his/her team throughout the process. In addition, please view the Large and Complex Proposal page for additional resources.
While not all funding proposals require a project management plan, the plan is gaining in popularity. Typically, the requirement is found in large (center-style or multi-million dollar) and complex (multi-institution) proposals. However, incorporating clear management lines and communications plans may make your proposal more competitive as it shows that you are thinking ahead about the implementation of your award.