Proposal Writing Resources

Who can help me write develop and write my proposal?

  • Proposal Development Services (PDS)
    supports the development, coordination, and submission of large team-grant proposals and early career proposals. Formerly known as Interdisciplinary Research Support (IRS).
  • Training Grant Support Services (TGSS)
    assists in the development of training grants as well as graduate and postdoctoral fellowships
  • University Development Offices
    various units that provide services to advance the university’s research, teaching, and service.
  • Grand Challenges
    assists in large-scale proposal development and securing funding for transdisciplinary research on specific topics.
  • Global Affairs
    promotes global funding to engage faculty, researchers, and students in innovative learning and research.
  • Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    answers how UC Davis’ emerging Hispanic-serving Institution status affects applying for extramural funding
  • Freelance Editors
    not officially endorsed by the Office of Research and external to campus. Contact editors directly for details on services and prices.

What tools and services does UC Davis provide for writing a good grant proposal?

This includes a self-directed asynchronous grant writing bootcamp in Canvas that you can use as you write any proposal.

  • Research Development Toolbox (requires CAS Authentication)
    a grant writing treasure trove of resources that includes the UC Davis Grant Writer’s Workbook, samples and templates of proposal sections, and agency guides and insider information.
  • Support for Early Career Researchers
    Information on events, funding search tools, and proposal preparation specifically for early career researchers.