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Proposals Development Basics

A well-written and skillfully prepared research proposal is crucial to the success of an application for research funding.  This section provides guidance for developing the various sections of a proposal, including the budget, and explains the proposal review process.

As outlined above, a successful application submission involves collaboration between investigator, grant managers, department, school and OSP, depending upon each party’s timely and cooperative contribution. OSP is available to advise and otherwise assist investigators, departments, and schools in the process. Please direct any questions to OSP at or 631-632-9949.