The Grants Submission Unit supports the grant application process, with particular emphasis on large and complex grants. Tools and services may include provision of grant writing outlines and detailed checklists of required components, project management and multisite coordination, and review and editing of grant narrative for consistency, clarity and responsiveness to the RFA.
In the cases of large proposals that advance the goals of CTSI, GSU provides hands-on management of the grant-writing process, including collecting biosketches, drafting and soliciting letters of support, and compiling resources and other boilerplate text.
Get help on your grant application through CTSI GSU Open Office Hours:
Location: CHS 43-367
Editing and Proofreading the Grant Application:
Grant Proposal and Document Management: CTSI's GSU can review all required components of the application, organize the collection, distribution and completion of all documentation, as well as draft and distribute required templates. Some of these documents may include:
Administrative Support: With particular emphasis on large complex grants that require excess administrative support, CTSI's GSU will provide the personnel and expertise needed to pull together all pieces of your grant application. Some of these tasks can include:
Brainstorming: CTSI's GSU organizes brainstorming sessions with potential collaborators when researchers express interest in funding opportunities. Sessions can be in person or by web/teleconference. CTSI's GSU will also provide meeting minutes and action items/deliverables distributed after each brainstorming session to help keep track of decisions made at each meeting.
Visit UCLA CTSI NIH Requirements page to obtain tips on the following components:
Director of Operations
Grants Project Manager