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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:

  • Obtaining samples of successful research proposals can prove invaluable when addressing the objectives and requirements of a particular sponsor or program.
  • 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). At UC Davis, the contracts and grants office is Sponsored Programs. Our Proposal Review page can help you identify what areas Sponsored Programs will review prior to submitting the proposal to the sponsor. If you need assistance reviewing your proposal before you submit it to Sponsored Programs, please contact one of our Contract and Grants Officers.