Grant Writing Help

Proposal Development Office

As a support unit focused on the pre-award stage of extramural funding, PDO staff members work in a team-based environment to provide wide-ranging support to faculty, staff, and students across all stages of their grant and fellowship applications. Staff members conduct funding searches for specific project that researchers wish to pursue, assist in the preparation of competitive proposals by reviewing and critiquing proposal drafts, providing descriptive material on UK resources, and writing sections of proposal where appropriate. PDO staff can also link researchers with others on campus with similar research interests for possible multidisciplinary projects. PDO staff have extensive experience with a broad variety of funding mechanisms, federal agencies, and private sponsors.

If you are a UK faculty or staff member and would like to request a proposal review for clarity, presentation, adherence to the guidelines and grammatical accuracy, please fill out and submit the following form. The draft proposal should be sent at least 1-2 weeks before the submission deadline for review.

Workshops, Seminars & Special Events

The PDO holds events throughout the year to help you with your grant writing proposals. Click here for a listing of dates and presentations.

To schedule a workshop for your college or department, please see the "Customized Workshops" form. For information on Office of Sponsored Projects Administration training, please see the OSPA Training Calendar.

Gatton Staff

Rita Booth, who is the Gatton College’s Grants Officer, is available to assist you with any questions that you may have related to grants.