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Develop Your Proposal

Before you begin writing your narrative, you may want to find some examples of successfully funded proposals, particularly for the grant or agency to which you intend to apply.  The Office of Proposal Development (OPD) provides FSU faculty access to a database of successful proposals. Your departmental grants analyst can assist with budgeting, or either the departmental liaison in either Sponsored Research Administration (for government funding) or the FSU Research Foundation (for private/non-profit) can advise.  The OPD offers a curated library of grant writing articles and books, as well as access to Research Development & Grant Writing News. You can also find information on data management plans, postdoctoral mentoring plans, and facilities information.  The Office of Compliance has a website that serves as a portal for the different compliance issues you may have.  Need someone to read your proposal?  OPD staff can review your narrative from a non-specialist perspective, and can identify and ask other faculty members with relevant field or funding agency experience for additional reviews. The Office of Faculty Recognition(OFR) can review fellowship or award applications as well as find references or referees. Additionally, the OFR can facilitate proposal submission for fellowships and awards when appropriate, particularly if any fellowship or award requires University endorsement.  Need to know everything a complete proposal entails? Visit the SRA page to learn more about what will need to be submitted.  Remember to get your Proposal Transmittal Form in early, as a way to notify your dean, chair and sponsored research liaison of your intent to apply.  Finally, if the grant you are applying for is a limited submission proposal, make sure to check the Limited Submission website to find the internal deadline.