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Office for Research and Graduate Education

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Proposal Development

Two women working together around a laptop. CFAES Office of Research and Graduate Education’s Grant Development Support Unit (GDSU) offers an extensive array of services to assist researchers through any or all stages of the proposal preparation process. We’re always happy to tailor these services to meet your specific proposal preparation needs. If you require proposal preparation services that aren’t listed, please feel free to contact our office to discuss how we may best assist you.

As the grant environment becomes more competitive and reviewers more demanding, it becomes increasingly important to allocate ample time to the proposal development process. Indeed, even strong proposals can benefit from the objective feedback of professional editors. Such feedback can prove especially useful when it can be given over multiple iterations of a proposal draft; allowing yourself time to consider feedback gives you the opportunity to further clarify your ideas, and to communicate those ideas in the most captivating and convincing way possible. For this reason, we encourage you to contact us as early in the proposal planning and preparation process as possible. 

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