The Proposal Development division is comprised of a network of proposal development staff located in units (colleges/departments/research centers) across campus. Proposal developers report jointly to their unit directors (deans/department heads/research center directors) and to the centrally located Manager of Proposal Development, who reports directly to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.
The goal of network staff is to relieve researchers of the logistics of proposal development to allow them more time to focus on their technical writing. To achieve this, network staff can help researchers from beginning to end of the proposal development process, or at any point throughout the process depending on the researcher’s needs and/or wants.
To promote participation in the proposal development network, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies will commit 50% of a proposal developer's salary for the first year, 30% for the second year, and 15% each year thereafter to units that wish to hire a proposal developer. Units are asked to sign an agreement establishing the position for a minimum term of 4 years. Any unit interested in hiring a proposal development specialist is strongly encouraged to contact Jerilyn Hansen, Manager of Proposal Development, for more information and assistance in the hiring process.
To find a listing of the current proposal development specialists and their unit assignments, please go here.