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OSP Grants Development Services

Individual Investigator Assistance

A unit of the University of Utah's Office of Sponsored Projects, the Grant Development Team supports University faculty on strategic, catalytic, and capacity building research development activities by matching funding opportunities with resources, promoting new and junior faculty research, promoting large center grants, and facilitating multi/interdisciplinary research programs.

The Grants Development Team will provide services in these key areas:

Opportunity Matching - 

  • Identify new and diverse funding opportunities
  • Assist in identifying research affinity groups and resources
  • Evaluate opportunities and match to available resources (i.e., people, equipment, and centers of expertise)
  • Train faculty and staff on funding opportunity identification tools

Proposal Development - 

  • Provide grant writing training and proposal development tools
  • Facilitate pre-submission review
  • Support proposal preparation for new and junior faculty by:
    • Matching new faculty with successful mentors
    • Providing customized funding opportunity searches
    • Providing hands-on grant writing consultation

Collaborative Research Support Program

  • Support establishment of collaborative multi/interdisciplinary research teams and strategic alliances for major programmatic grants and contracts
  • Coordinate research development events to foster new research initiatives and opportunities
  • Facilitate and coordinate meetings and communications between University team members
  • Facilitate and coordinate external partner relationships for both pre-award and post-award activity
  • Draft institutional elements of programmatic proposals and coordinate individual elements
  • Review and evaluate proposals for competitiveness vis-a-vis funding agency and funding program guidelines and missions
  • Provide institutional guidance on long-term proposal and program planning


Last Updated: 1/25/18