Proposal Development

Technical and Skilled Proposal Development Support for Boston University School of Medicine Investigators

Proposal Development (PD) at BU School of Medicine serves to assist faculty and principal investigators in developing competitive proposals through providing:

  • Technical and skilled administrative support to faculty and principal investigators at BUSM: PD supports researchers by leading the development of the administrative components of the proposal preparation process, allowing researchers to devote their time and energy to writing competitive scientific narratives.
  • Grant Strategy Services: PD helps investigators develop and refine their proposals through coaching and editing services. Our goal is to work with faculty to craft clear and compelling scientific narratives and position their grants for successful funding outcomes.
  • Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Faculty Writing Groups: In collaboration with the Associate Dean of Research Office and the Department of Medical Sciences and Education, PD facilitates training to help faculty learn to effectively communicate their research to funders. We are currently recruiting junior faculty with Early Stage Investigator status or English-language difficulties for new P2P groups, to begin meeting in January 2019. If you are interested, please submit a draft of your Specific Aims page and the names of 2-3 preferred senior faculty mentors to Dr. Elaine L. Lee, our Grant Strategist.
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.
If you are a new or non-native English-speaking PI looking for help with your scientific narrative, please refer to our preferred timelines under Grant Strategy Services.