The Office of Proposal Development (OPD) collaborates with Tufts faculty on the development of grant proposals, focusing primarily on multi-investigator proposals, including institutional training grants, center grants, and infrastructure- and capacity-building grants. We also offer resources to help faculty, graduate students, and postdocs develop their grant writing skills and to identify sources of funding for research and scholarly activities.
We offer a variety of grantsmanship resources to faculty members, including:
- Knowledge of funding agency mission and culture.
- Expertise in thoroughly understanding all requirements of a funding opportunity announcement.
- Participation in proposal development meetings with the principal investigator and key personnel to help participants refine and articulate project goals to provide a strong foundation for the writing of the remainder of the proposal.
- Working with key personnel to create a proposal outline that is responsive to all necessary requirements and to create a timeline for the accomplishment of tasks related to the submission.
- Writing non-technical sections of proposals and providing editing for clarity, brevity, and formatting.
- Providing relevant standard text describing Tufts’ resources and facilities.
- Ensuring that narrative content conforms to the instructions provided by the funding agency and to any relevant federal and university regulations.
- Contacting key personnel to request information, such as biographical sketches, current and pending funding, training records, etc., and formatting this information to proposal specifications.
Please note: Our capacity to assist with your proposal is dependent upon the office’s current grants portfolio. Please contact our office at (617) 636-2480 or email firstname.lastname@example.org well in advance of your final submission deadline to discuss your grant preparation needs.