Proposal Development Assistance

The Office of Sponsored Programs offers specialized proposal development assistance for multi-investigator projects that meet at least one of the following criteria:

  •  Award of $1 million/year or greater sought from sponsor
  • Multidisciplinary or multi-institutional

Customized assistance may include solicitation analysis, project management of the proposal process, and narrative development support.  PIs can maximize Proposal Development staff services by securing assistance early in the process and enabling their Proposal Developer to function as a full project team member through proposal submission.

Create master list of required content based on solicitation

Develop preliminary outline for technical narrative content

Track updates to solicitation and FAQs

Create and maintain proposal development timeline

Assist with assignment and tracking of team member content responsibilities

Facilitate early communication with OSP pre-award staff about potentially complex issues

Assist with content collection and document version control

Advise team members regarding rhetorical strategy

Help maintain consistency between various pieces of content as details shift

Provide close editing of narratives and basic formatting assistance

Request Assistance

Requests for assistance from PIs of qualifying multi-investigator proposals must be submitted at least one month prior to the full proposal submission date and will be accepted based on Proposal Development staff capacity in relation to submission deadlines.  PIs are encouraged to request assistance immediately upon targeting a solicitation in order to determine whether proposal development staff assistance will be available.


Please contact Summer Young, Lead Proposal Developer, at to request assistance with a qualifying proposal.