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Proposal Development Services

Idea Development and Proposal Planning

The generation of a good, fundable idea is an essential step in the proposal writing process. Even the most well-written proposals are rarely funded if they lack the foundation of a good idea. Proposal development staff are available to help UNL investigators:

Funding Source Identification

Investigators should develop a general knowledge of potential funding sources for their work and the likelihood of receiving funds in their discipline. The Office of Proposal Development assists with this effort by:

Proposal Preparation

The primary goal of the Office of Proposal Development is to enhance the overall quality and competitiveness of external grant proposals submitted by UNL investigators. Proposal development staff are available to:

Proposal Approval and Submission

Prior to submission, UNL’s Office of Sponsored Programs conducts a final check of all proposals to make sure applicants meet sponsor regulations regarding budget, format and treatment of human or animal research subjects. Proposal development staff collaborate with the Office of Sponsored Programs to help ensure compliance with proposal preparation requirements and expedite proposal submission.