Get support for large, complex proposals. We offer full-service project management of your large grant or contract proposal, from setting up initial planning meetings to writing the narrative and developing the budget. Experience shows that having several months’ lead time maximizes the value of Proposal Enhancement involvement, so prospective PIs should contact us as soon as possible. We request a lead time of 4-6 months. A typical large, complex proposal has a budget of at least $2 million and three or more investigators.
Get planning support when submitting for the first time or to a new agency. This service is ideal for individual faculty who are new to submitting proposals, or those who are submitting to a particular agency for the first time. We’ll work with you to ensure that your proposal meets all requirements of an RFP, provide expert advice on proposal preparation, and recommend a document completion timeline. Requests for assistance should be made at least 8 weeks prior to the deadline.
Resubmission planning. If your proposal was not funded, Proposal Enhancement will help you develop a systematic plan to maximize your chance of success on a resubmission. Requests for assistance should be made at least 8 weeks prior to the deadline.
Get editing assistance with your proposal narrative. Proposal Enhancement offers editing services for any research proposal. We’ll work to clarify your writing and ensure that the proposal is fully responsive to the RFP. We’ll focus on the main narrative documents, but we can look at supporting documents too (e.g., biosketch, facilities & equipment). Requests for assistance should be made at least 8 weeks prior to the agency deadline for full proposals, or 4 weeks prior to the deadline for key proposal segments (e.g. Specific Aims) under 6 pages.