Office of Proposal Development
The Office of Proposal Development (OPD) was established at the School of Medicine to provide technical and skilled administrative support to faculty and principal investigators when developing grant and contract proposals for external funding.
The OPD supports researchers by focusing on the administrative components of the proposal preparation process. Researchers can focus their time and energy developing and writing innovative science proposals and creating programs that are crucial to successful applications. Prior to forwarding to the Office of Sponsored Programs at BU for final review and approval/submission, the OPD can assist in most aspects of the Pre Award proposal development process.
**If you are considering applying for a grant or contract, please contact us as soon as possible, ideally at least 4 weeks prior to the application deadline.**
As part of Dean Antman’s new initiative, OPD now offers consultations to new and non-native English-speaking Principal Investigators with its new Grant Writer, who will help PIs shape their scientific narratives to allow reviewers to easily grasp the proposed work and its impact.
**If you are a BU MED investigator who needs help creating a clear and compelling scientific narrative, find out more about the services of OPD’s Grant Writer here.**
***Orientation to Research Support at BUSM***
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 1-2 p.m.
Location: Instructional Building L1008
Are you a new faculty member, postdoc, or graduate student at BUSM? Or are you planning on submitting your first grant?
Learn about the resources available to support you in developing your proposal, submitting your grant, and managing your award at the inaugural “Orientation to Research Support!”
This workshop will introduce you to the Office of Proposal Development (OPD), which supports investigators in writing & creating their grant proposals, and the Office of Financial and Grants Administration (OFGA), who provide post-award grant management.
Learn about the many resources available to support you as you write, submit and manage your grant and meet the administrators who will assist you every step of the way.