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Research Development Services (RDS) provides faculty with proposal development support for high priority large, multidisciplinary funding opportunities.

The level of support will vary depending on whether the submission is a preliminary or full proposal, the PI’s needs, staffing, workload, and budget. RDS can assist with idea development and proposal planning and/or project management throughout the proposal development process. Specific assistance might include a combination of the following


Position and Capture Planning
  • Explore and analyzing potential funding opportunities
  • Internal and external capability assessments
  • Organize workshops or brainstorming sessions with faculty
  • Support engagement with funding agency representatives
Proposal Process Coordination
  • Solicitation analysis and advice on agency requirements
  • Proposal development planning (checklists, outlines, schedule, responsibilities, assignments)
  • Coordinate consultant support
  • Facilitate proposal team meetings to clarify project goals and implementation plans
  • Coordinate with partner institutions/entities
  • Assistance with the visual appeal of the proposal (graphics, fonts, white-space, etc.)
Assistance with Non-Scientific Documents


Proposal Writing and Editing


Internal Proposal Review


External Proposal Review



Receive information about large funding opportunities.

Request Assistance

To receive assistance with a large, multi-disciplinary proposal, fill out the form below.