Below are links to resources to help you with your proposal development.

Take the RAMSeS Tutorial


Click here for resources that will assist in your search for funding.


You have found your potential funding source. What is next?


F&A? Cost Sharing? Fringe? Find answers to your questions here.


Before we send your proposal to a sponsor, here are a few things you need to know...


Answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions.

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Proposal Development

The Office of Research Services supports your efforts to find funding for your research and other projects and the development of your proposal. Please contact UNCW’s Grant Development Specialist at 2-3806 to discuss your proposal and planned submission.

On this page, you will find links to some helpful resources as it relates to writing your proposal.

A few helpful reminders about working with our office:

  • The sooner you are able to provide us with information about your proposal the more support we can provide. We request that you provide us with a draft of your proposal and budget at least three days prior to the deadline (one week if the proposal has to be mailed) so that we can review the funder’s guidelines and read your proposal to assure that you are meeting all of the criteria required.
  • The Office of Research Services is the only entity on campus with the authority to submit grant proposals of any kind. Federal funding entities including the National Science Foundation, the Department of Education, the National Institutes of Health and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) do not allow individual researchers to submit proposals but rather delegate that authority to offices like ours, or what is often referred to as  the SRO (sponsored research office). But regardless of where you are submitting a proposal, it needs to be reviewed and submitted by the Office of Research Services.
  • Your proposal will need to be reviewed by others on campus. This is done with the use of our online approval system called RAMSeS. RAMSeS routes your proposal to the appropriate approvers on campus including those in your department (and your Co-PIs department), Business Affairs and Academic Affairs. Click here to enter RAMSeS.
  • Some agencies have restrictions on the number of proposals that can be submitted by an institution (or they have a limited submission policy). In order to avoid conflict and to ensure equality among scholars, ORS will have an internal review of proposals and a committee will decide which proposal will be submitted to the sponsoring agency.In the case that you are thinking of submitting a proposal that is a part of limited submission, please be in touch with our office as soon as possible so that we can include you in the review process.

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