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Proposals, Contracts, & Grants

Research is critical to the university, launching and leading the search for knowledge or any systematic investigation to establish facts. The Office of Research provides resources that enhance research and other scholarly endeavors; catalyze relationships with government, industry, and private foundations; ensure compliance with university and sponsor policy; and provide leadership and oversight of interdisciplinary research programs, centers and institutes.

  • Funding Opportunities

    Various funding opportunities and resources for identifying additional opportunities can be found in this section.

  • Intellectual Property Management

    Whether you are transferring materials, reporting an invention, or starting a company, you'll find information and tools for the process. Also, included are information regarding copyright and the strawberry licensing program.

  • Preparing and Submitting Proposals
  • There are many steps to developing a research project and preparing a research proposal for submission. This section will help you to find help designing and writing about your project, build your proposal, develop your budget, and learn more about the proposal review process in Sponsored Programs. This section also provides information about how to submit proposals at UC Davis, working with Electronic Research Administration systems such as, and has access to the eDocs system to submit documents to the Office of Research.

  • Award Processing

    After a sponsor has decided to fund a project, the agreement will need to be reviewed, possibly negotiated, and receive an authorized signature. This section provides information about the review and negotiation process.

  • Helpful Links

    This section provides useful resources to help you in the development and administration of the research project.