Proposal Development Program

The OVPR provides grant-writing assistance and support to faculty through the Proposal Development Program. The PDP consists of three components:

  1. Grant Writing Seminars - annual seminars to help faculty develop strategies and skills in grant writing. In addition to sessions on general grant writing, there are also specific sessions on early investigator career awards like the NSF CAREER program and the NIH K awards.
  2. Writing and Editorial Assistance - allows faculty access to OVPR staff who provide writing and editorial assistance on their grant proposals.
  3. Proposal Development Award - a competitive award that allows faculty to receive structured individualized consultation delivered over a period of 8 to 9 months. The Grant Writing Seminars and Proposal Development Awards are provided by an outside consultant with extensive experience in successfully competing for external research funding from federal agencies, private foundations and other sponsors.

To learn more about these options, review the PDP Guidelines.


Proposal Development Program Guidelines


Contact Stacey Smith with questions on our Proposal Development Program.
(254) 710-3252