Proposal Development Services

Proposal Development via. In-College Proposal Managers 

Proposal development at the University of North Texas is a strategic initiative that partners with and spans across colleges to provide faculty and administrators additional resources and support in developing high-quality, competitive grant proposals. Our experienced proposal managers advise and offer a number of services on proposals which are often interdisciplinary and complex, requiring extensive lead time prior to the sponsor deadline. Proposal managers partner with the centralized pre-award team in order to submit on-time. The main objective of the proposal development team via in-college proposal managers is to raise the bar on overall external grant competitiveness submitted by UNT investigators. 

Please note that proposal management services are provided on a first come, first serve basis, and offerings of services inside these suggested lead times may be limited, especially during high-volume submission times.

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The services provided by the proposal managers vary from college to college. Most will offer the following support: 

  • identify and disseminate funding opportunities
  • connect faculty to on and off campus stakeholders
  • synthesize & ensure alignment with sponsor mission and the RFA/RFP/FOA 
  • develop project management (kickoff meeting, submission timeline, proposal checklists) 
  • facilitate proposal planning meetings (i.e stakeholders) 
  • liaise between the central office pre-award administrators
  • provide technical editing and grantsmanship advice on proposal narratives
  • assist with proposal form documents (i.e support letters, facilities, letters of collaboration) 
  • develop budget & budget justification narrative 
  • improve graphics and/or illustrations 


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Type of Project 

When to Contact Proposal Manager 

Single PI projects 

1 month before internal (GCA pre-award) deadline 

Multi PI, multiple USU units (e.g., MRI) projects 

2 months before internal (GCA pre-award) deadline 

Large, multi-PI, multi-institution, multi-disciplinary projects 

3 months before internal (GCA pre-award) deadline 

Limited Submissions 

3-6 months before sponsor deadline