Research Development – Proposal Support








Proposal Assistance - We can provide individualized assistance with proposal requirements, planning, collaborators, templates, coordinating documents, supplemental sections, and more. Contact us to discuss next steps!

Proposal Review – Editorial review, internal/external peer review, and more are available.

One-on-One Mentoring – individualized mentoring by the Office of Research Faculty Fellow is provided to interested faculty that plan to submit to NSF and NIH.

Federal Agency Pitch Circles – an opportunity for a faculty researcher to present his/her research idea to a panel of experienced and successful researchers. The panelists will provide feedback and comments that will help strengthen the proposal before submission to the sponsoring agency.

Research Competitive Intelligence (RCI) - Our goal is to enhance UCF competitive advantage in proposals submissions and future funding opportunities.

EARLIER - Pre-Award Shared Services and Research Development have established EARLIER as a comprehensive approach to supporting large, interdisciplinary, and complex proposal submissions with a significant university-wide impact.


Templates - Templates can help in proposal planning and writing to ensure relevant content and review criteria are addressed. Contact us to request a template for a specific opportunity.

Sample Proposals - Sample funded proposals can be helpful to get a sense of competitive approaches applied in the past.

Data Management Support Support with planning data management is available through the UCF Library.

NIH R15 AREA(required eligibility letter) For eligible faculty interested in the R15 AREA grant, a signed letter is required by the Provost verifying the eligibility of the applicant and institution at the time of submission. The Research Development team is the designated point of contact for requesting and securing this letter. Please contact Research Development for more information and details required for the letter.










Grant Seeking and Preparation Fundamentals - A self-guided webcourse as faculty researchers prepare their first grant proposal.

Office of Research's Grant Writing Academy - The Academy's intent is to help UCF faculty develop compelling research ideas and project narratives that are likely to win research funding. This semester-long, hands-on interactive program will commence on August 21st. Participation in the Academy is by nomination from the College Associate Dean of Research (ADR). Interested faculty may contact their respective ADRs to be nominated.

UCF information to help with proposal planning and preparation.

SciENcv Info and Resources - SciENcv is a tool that can help researchers assemble information (expertise, employment, education, professional accomplishments, current and pending grants, and publications) that is required for federal research grants and annual reports.

AURORA – C&P Report - Quick guide to view and export your Current & Pending proposal information using AURORA.

Florida Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FLRDC) - the data center provides a secure research environment where researchers can analyze restricted data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal agencies.

Public Access Initiative - Federal agencies partner to support the White House's Open Science mandate that by 2025, all peer reviewed publications and associated data resulting from federally-funded research be made freely available upon date of publication. The NSF Public Access Repository has peer-reviewed papers and other products of NSF-funded research.

Funder Tool Kits - Guides and tool kits Based on specific funders and topics are available to support your proposal preparation. News, funding opportunities, award history, proposal sections, tips and more are included in these resources.

UCF Research Cyberinfrastructure – A variety of services and resources available to UCF researchers.


Team Building Resources - See a variety of resources to help identify potential collaborators and facilitate research teams.


Research Lifecycle – This tool presents a unified model of campus-wide support, services, and contacts available to UCF researchers.


PI Handbook for Proposals and Awards – This guide for UCF researchers is intended as a helpful reference guide to available services, resources, and support teams at UCF, from proposal planning through post-project activities.