Proposal Development Support

We offer customized advisory, administrative, budgetary and writing, editing and graphic design support for major interdisciplinary grant proposals at no cost to UW-Madison College of Engineering faculty and faculty-led groups. Our support is designed to help turn research ideas into multimillion-dollar research programs and/or centers of excellence.

Our team enhances the likelihood of success for multi-investigator and interdisciplinary efforts.*

We ensure that multidisciplinary proposals are focused, well-written and compelling by working closely with a PI or multi-investigator team to:

  • Develop an effective proposal strategy before funding opportunities are even announced.
  • Develop the content, edit the prose, create the graphic elements and design the layout of the proposal.
  • Create original 3D images for journal publications, covers, proposals and other scientific uses.

We collaborate with the College of Engineering Office of Research to:

  • Develop project budgets and other non-technical proposal components.
  • Oversee and coordinate campus cost sharing requests and letters of support, approvals from appropriate departments and colleges, and institutional letters of commitment from collaborating organizations.
  • Ensure that submitted proposals comply with relevant UW and sponsor policies.
*When available and by special request, we also provide limited support to single investigators and small-to-medium-scale proposal teams.