Research Advisors Group

Proposal Development

We offer three levels of proposal development service from a light touch to thorough preparation of your proposal.

  1. Light Touch: We provide a detailed analysis of the award opportunity, a checklist of required elements for the proposal, a week to week timeline to complete the proposal, templates for completing all elements of a complete proposal (e.g., a detailed outline of the project description with all required elements from the solicitation), including budget justification, letters of support and collaboration. You take over from there and write the proposal.
  2. Intermediate: We do everything in the Light Touch plan, plus meet with your team weekly to discuss strategy for the coming week, review progress, answer questions, review prepared documents with suggestions for improvement, and provide detailed review of the proposal prior to submission.
  3. Full Service: Combines 1 & 2 plus we write the proposal. Note that we still meet with you weekly and as needed to assure that we have a thorough understanding of your project and to clarify all parts of the project. There are a lot of little things that we do here that may not be clear. For example, if you are going to be working with smaller schools who may not understand "What's in it for me?" we can help you to make a clear case to them. We are as involved as you need us to be.

If you don't have an Office of Sponsored Projects/Research, we will guide you through the process of setting one up.

Proposal Review

Prior to submitting your grant proposal, we will thoroughly review your proposal for completeness and adequacy as well as to make detailed recommendations for improvement.