Services

The Office of Research Services & Outreach, the Office of Proposal Development (OPD), and the Office of Research Compliance provide institutional approval for all extramural proposal submissions, accept grants, sign contracts on behalf of the University, and provide administrative support to the IRB, IACUC, and other compliance committees. They also provide a wide range of services to support the development of extramural proposals for research and creative activity and to assist faculty in the management of projects:

Consultation Services:

  • Funding source strategy
  • Development of research ideas
  • Proposal and budget strategy
  • Budget development
  • Proposal review

On-line Services:

  • Electronic forms
  • Funding opportunities
  • Faculty expertise database
  • Shared instrumentation resources in the UNC system
  • Alert service for funding announcements

Proposal Development Workshops and Seminars:

  • OPD sponsors funding agency seminars and proposal writing workshops

Proposal Team Support:

  • OPD can be a resource to multi-disciplinary proposal writing teams

Faculty Travel to Funding Sources:

  • In cases where a well developed project idea would be significantly enhanced by a face-to-face meeting with a program officer, OPD will share the cost of travel with the department or school

Project Management:

  • The Department of Research & Economic Development can provide direct administrative support for large projects.