Large and Complex Proposals

The Research Development Support (RDS) team works on proposals across all fields of research that are too complex for a single faculty member, department, or division. Including large-scale funding proposals, such as center grants, or proposals to uncommon funding agencies, such as DARPA.

Please contact RDS for more information or to schedule a consultation.

Support Services

  • Project Management (Monitor progress and notify team members of action items and deadlines)
  • Proposal Development
  • Red Team Reviews
  • Editing & Review Services
  • Identify Collaborators
  • Facilitate Team Communication
  • Coordinate Team Meetings
  • Identify and Leverage Existing University Resources for Proposal (URA, OCE)
  • Peer University Analysis (Benchmarking research)
  • Project Timeline & Proposal Application Checklist
  • Develop Roles and Responsibilities Framework
  • Facilitate Institutional Support (obtaining letters of support, financial matching)
  • Assistance Determining Likelihood of Proposal Success
  • Identify Additional/subsequent Funding Opportunities
  • Identify Mechanism to Maintain Momentum Post-submission
  • Federal Site Visits
  • Program Officer Relationship Development (on campus or in DC)
  • Recommend Education Assessment
  • Connecting to Broader Impact Resources
  • Recommendations for External Grant Writing Support

Center Grant Funding Opportunities:

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Common Center Grant Funding Opportunities

I/UCRC – Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
MRSEC – Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers
ERC – Engineering Research Centers
PFC – Physics Frontiers Centers
CCI – Centers for Chemical Innovation
CREST – Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology
EEC – Engineering Education and Centers
STC – Science and Technology Centers
RCN – Research Coordination Networks

NIH Series
P20- Exploratory Grants (Planning grants for large multi-project programs)
P30- Center Core Grants
P50- Specialized Center