Proposal Development and Submission
OSP is authorized to submit proposals to external sponsors on behalf of the university. Proposals to federal and state agencies, industry and business entities, foundations and nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and other external organizations are submitted through OSP for required institutional approval.‡
Committing time to grant writing can be a challenge for faculty. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs exists to serve UNC faculty members. One of ORSP's roles is to facilitate the creation and management of Faculty Grant Writing Groups where faculty can dedicate time to work on grant and other research-related writing.
Proposal Submission Process at UNC
While planning and writing a proposal for submission to an external sponsor is not necessarily a linear process, the following resources explain the main considerations that are involved, and provide important information and tools for proposal development and submission.
GUIDANCE ON SPONSORED PROJECTS
For principal investigators, administrative assistants, business managers, financial analysts and college and unit leaders. Guidance and instructions for pre- and post-award activities.
GUIDELINES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Information to assist graduate students who are planning to submit a proposal for funding from an external agency or organization.
PROPOSAL WRITING RESOURCES
Institutional information, IDC and fringe rates, data management plans, boilerplate, writing tips, and more.
Frequently asked questions.
‡The only exceptions to this are requests for support from individuals, requests for gifts and proposals that require the applicant to have 501(c)(3) IRS status; and those should be submitted through the UNC Foundation.
Grant and Contract Administrator Assignments
- College of Natural and Health Sciences
- All units not affiliated with a college
- College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
- College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- College of Performing and Visual Arts
- Monfort College of Business
- University Libraries
- Proposal Development and Submission Home
- Guidance on Sponsored Projects
- Guidance for Graduate Students
- Proposal Writing Resources
- Institutional Information
- IDC Rates
- Fringe Rates
- Data Management Plans
- Hanover Research
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