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Proposal Development Support


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Please note that OPD priority areas currently include large and complex proposals, and supporting proposals for early-career tenure-track faculty.  If you are requesting assistance with a large (i.e. $5,000,000+) or collaborative grant, please submit your request at least 10 to 12 weeks prior to the sponsor due date. If you are requesting assistance with a NIH Institutional Training Grants, please submit your request at least 6 months prior to the sponsor due date. 

OPD provides skilled administrative support to faculty and principal investigators when developing grant proposals for external funding. A variety of services are available to enhance the overall quality and competitiveness of proposals.

  • Proposal Management - OPD partners with PIs throughout the entire proposal process to manage the following: 
    • Analyze the Request for Application (RFA), comparing the draft proposal to RFA for compliance and completeness
    • Develop checklists and establish timelines
    • Proofread and copy edit
    • Assist in writing the non-programmatic sections (e.g., Broader Impacts, Data Management Plans, etc.)
    • Negotiate requests for institutional research support
    • Manage the MyResearch routing of proposals for internal review prior to submission to sponsor
    • Review, in detail, all supplementary administrative documents for compliance with the sponsor's required formats and content, such as biosketches and letters of collaboration
    • Provide logistical support and access to other available resources (science writers, graphic artists, etc.)
    • Coordinate and collaborate with the Office of Sponsored Programs to help ensure compliance with proposal preparation requirements and expedite proposal submission
  • Administrative Components (e.g., budget development, biosketches, data training tables, subcontract documentation)
  • Proposal Systems Assistance (e.g., myResearch, FastLane, ASSIST)
  • Identifying Funding Opportunities
  • Repository of Proposal Resources - SharePoint