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A graphic of the Proposal Submission Process

1. Identify a Funding Opportunity

UCI has a license for Pivot, a funding search tool. The Office of Research has a compilation of other funding search tools. You can also request a targeted funding opportunity search or a quick consultation on Pivot from the RDU. Visit the Funding Opportunities page.

If you are specifically looking for Foundation opportunities, you can contact the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. The Foundations group can help you find funding opportunities from corporations and foundations, interpret funding guidelines, and much more.

2. Prepare Proposal

Write the proposal, collaborate with team members, and compile required materials, including boilerplates, templates, and checklists as well as letters of support. The RDU can help draft letters of support from leadership and route for signatures.

3. Submit Proposal

4. Need to Resubmit?

Most proposals are resubmitted before being successfully funded. You can obtain resubmission reviews from subject matter experts and grant reviewers. Complete the intake form to receive this support from RDU.

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Statistical Consulting

If you are conducting cancer-related research, contact the Biostatistics Share Resource (BSR) within the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

For all other research, contact either unit below: 

We recommend that you submit your request to BERD. Your request will be routed to the most appropriate team. The first hour of consulting at BERD or the CSC is free. Dr. Joni Ricks-Oddie is the director for both units and maintains communication and continuity between these facilities.

Other Statistical Consulting resources