Proposal Development

To develop a research project and prepare a proposal for submission takes many steps. The Office of Research aims to provide and identify services and resources to aid you in these efforts.

Proposal development is a combination of Research Administration, understanding the policies and procedures of the proposal and award process, and Research Development, the capacity-building activities for increasing competitiveness and proposal success.

Review the RFP

Determine Submission Method

Prepare Proposal Components

Prepare Budget

Resources for Non-Research Proposals

Proposals for institutional training programs, equipment and facilities, and workshops and conferences are written differently than research grants. Click here to learn more about the resources available at UC Davis to prepare these proposals.

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Resources for Early Career Researchers

Find information on training, funding search tools, and proposal preparation resources specifically for early career researchers.

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