Project Development and Proposal Writing
Developing your Project and Applying for Funding
The following resources and services are available to assist and guide researchers in developing their projects and writing a proposal for funding:
- UC Davis has compiled resources that provide guidance for the grant-writing process.
- Obtaining samples of successful research proposals can prove invaluable when addressing the objectives and requirements of a particular sponsor or program.
- The Interdisciplinary Research Support (IRS) staff provide editorial coordination, editing, and grant budget preparation support to large-scale, interdisciplinary (and some other) projects. Contact Dr. Sheryl Soucy-Lubell to request assistance.
- Training Grant Support Services (TGSS) assists faculty in identifying funding opportunities and helps develop and prepare grant proposals specifically for training grants.
- UC Davis Foundation Relations can provide assistance in developing proposals to Foundations and contacting the appropriate Foundation program officers. Contact Shelley Maddex, Senior Director of Foundation Relations, if you are interested in obtaining assistance from Foundation Relations.
Pre-Submission Review of your Proposal Package
It is the policy of the University of California that faculty or other academic employees who receive any part of their salary through the University, or whose activities use any University resources or facilities, must submit their proposals through the appropriate local contracts and grants office (UCOP Memo – Operating Guidance No. 95-1).