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Proposal Development Unit

We help enable NC State faculty to pursue transformative, cutting-edge research through proactive planning, facilitation, proposal development and training.

Proposal Development Support

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 — enabling investigators to concentrate on the research-related aspects of their proposals. PDU support is available to NC State faculty who are planning proposals with estimated total budgets of at least $1 million.

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Facilitation and Management

  • Partnership building
  • Best practices and lessons learned
  • Collaboration tools
  • Site visits
  • Training workshops and seminars


Strategy Writing and Editing

  • Strategic Planning
  • Conceptualization
  • Editing
  • Writing non-technical sections
  • Red Team reviews


Budgeting

  • Prepare budgets
  • Budget justifications
  • Sub-award budget coordination
  • Site visits
  • Cost share docs


Coordination

  • CVs and biosketches
  • Current and pending support
  • Conflicts of interest
  • PINS and upload proposals
  • Data acquisition
  • Support letters

At the forefront of interdisciplinary research

The PDU is uniquely positioned to support large, diverse teams of NC State researchers pursuing opportunities that transcend traditional academic boundaries.

595+


Since 2004, the PDU has assisted faculty from all 10 NC State colleges on more than 595 proposals.

$645M+


Since 2004, the PDU has helped faculty secure over $645 million in research funding.

35+


Since 2004, the PDU has submitted proposals to more than 35 federal, state and foundation sponsors.