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About OPD

Who We Are & What We Do 

The Office of Proposal Development (OPD) is a support unit focused on the pre-award stage of extramural funding. The OPD staff members works collaboratively with Stony Brook University investigators to provide comprehensive and strategic project management assistance on large and complex proposals.  Our staff has experience facilitating collaborations for the development of highly competitive large and complex (multi-million, multi-institutional) proposals. OPD also provides early career faculty with extensive support to obtain or bolster funding for their research program.

In addition to providing full support for the administrative components of the proposal development process, OPD manages limited competitions for the entire campus, organizes workshops and grant writing trainings, connects researchers to institutional resources, and offers editing and proofreading services for proposal content. OPD also assists PIs in coordinating with other offices on campus to facilitate inter-organizational interactions, outreach to state agencies, mandatory cost sharing negotiations, and broader impacts/workforce development statements which are often required for large-scale proposals. 

OPD Services Flyer


OPD Orientation Video

This orientation video describes the purpose of the office and walks viewers through the services offered to Stony Brook researchers.


OPD Annual Reports


OPD Annual Report 2021-2022
OPD Annual Report 2020-2021
OPD Annual Report 2018-2019