Proposal Development Unit
The Proposal Development Unit (PDU) supports faculty teams in the development of large-scale, interdisciplinary research proposals.
These services include team facilitation, budget development, writing and editing, and administrative assistance, thereby enabling investigators to concentrate on the research-related aspects of their proposals. PDU support is available to NC State faculty planning proposals with estimated total budgets of at least $1M.
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Strategy and Faculty Support
As interdisciplinary research proposals are becoming increasingly complex and competitive, the Proposal Development Unit supports NC State research initiatives by assisting with key aspects of the proposal process. Examples of PDU support include: team and content facilitation; proactive planning for upcoming center-level proposals; writing non-technical sections of proposals; coordinating team meetings, workshops and site visits; assisting with budgets and sub-award budgets; collecting CV’s and C&P documents from project participants; populating PINS, Fastlane, etc.; and editing and formatting proposal text.
The PDU also provides training on topics of interest to faculty pursuing research funding. Recordings of webinars and related materials are available here.
Meet our Team
PDU staff members are experienced in various aspects of proposal preparation.Learn More
Newsletters & Resources
PDU news, videos, presentation materials and other information about proposal development (Unity ID).Learn More
Proposal Development Network
PDN information and presentations (Unity ID).Learn More
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Since 2004, the PDU has helped faculty secure funding for 109 projects valued at more than $490 million.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Hunt Library Executive Conference Room 4103
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Springboard Executive Conference Room 205, Poulton Innovation Center, 1021 Main Campus Drive
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In the News
Molly joined the PDU in January 2019. She came from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she spent a decade managing grants for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Center for Research Resources. Molly joined the NIH as a Presidential Management Fellow, a program that allowed her to rotate through several offices including the Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, the Office of Policy for Extramural Research Activities, Fogarty International Center, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.