The CLA Reseach Office of Proposal Development Office offers many services to help College of Liberal Arts faculty, graduate students, and staff to craft and submit competitive funding proposals. Preface each set of services with the earlier, the better and you will succeed.

Grant Searches.  Have an idea and need help finding a matching funding opportunity?  As soon as you find out about a funding opportunity, typically 3 to 6 weeks before your deadline, send a quick Request for Grant Support  of your plans to prepare a proposal application.  

Proposal Development and Coordination.  Proposal development support will depend on project needs, but could include:

  • Developing submission timelines
  • Creating checklists and templates
  • Higher levels of support to large projects and early career faculty
  • Coordinating submission of multi-investigator, with subawards, collaborative linked or unlinked proposals
  • Developing a project budget or use our Budget Development Request Tool to plan your project budget.
  • Initiating CAYUSE and coordinating application preparation and routing 

Application Timeline. Seven days before submission: all application components must be finalized to submit through Cayuse for approvals.The Office of Sponsored Research and Award Administration requires three full working days to review your proposal before they provide comments on required changes before submission.  Keep that in mind as you proceed.  Same-day requests for service can rarely be accommodated. 

Workshops & Training.  Throughout the year, research-related workshops, sponsor updates, and events are available to faculty, staff, and graduate students.

Draft Grant Review and Feedback. In conjunction with the Office of Research Development, our office can connect you with grant writers and facilitate peer review of large proposals with adequate notice.

  • RED team reviews.  When requesting a review, please contact the office as soon as you find out about the solicitation.  These reviews are generally limited to very large proposals.
  • Internal review. Our office can provide a review of whether solicitation components are addressed in the draft proposal narrative, with priority placed on large proposals and those submitted by early-career faculty.  These reviews should be scheduled at least 10 days in advance of the submission and will be returned within 24 hours of receipt.

Collaborative Proposals. When coordinating research teams, collaborators, supporters, and other participants, start early.  Developing those relationships and establishing those expectations need time and generally require a longer submission timeline.