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.

View the In College Proposal Managers


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


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