Our goal is to increase proposal success rates and to help establish and grow high-impact research programs — from early-stage planning to developing competitive proposals and executing awards successfully.

We partner with other campus offices to help faculty navigate the CU Boulder research enterprise. We help junior faculty connect with key stakeholders and secure early career and young investigator funding. We also provide comprehensive support for research proposals that are large, collaborative (more than $1M annual funding) and/or strategically significant to the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

  • Assist PIs with developing research plans
  • Follow agency, foundation and program visions
  • Identify potential sponsors and funding opportunities
  • Reach out to potential partners and collaborators
  • Connect with program managers, other stakeholders

  • Develop timelines, templates and checklists
  • Facilitate internal and external reviews
  • Review drafts for strategy and compliance
  • Support with writing, editing, graphics
  • Assist with financial components (budget, budget justification, cost share requests)
  • Recommend responses to reviewer feedback (for resubmissions)

  • Assist with agreements without funds (NDA, CDA, bailment, data use, materials transfer)
  • Liaison to campus offices: RIO/OCG, Controller/SPA, Tech Transfer, legal, compliance
  • Monitor/provide support during agreement review and negotiation process
  • Provide oversight and guidance to faculty and staff during award execution