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WSU Research Large Proposal Development

Large Proposal Development Services


Need help managing and writing a proposal of more than $1,000,000? The Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships (ORAP) proposal managers can assist you with:

  • Careful reading and re-reading of the request for proposals
    ORAP staff will make sure your proposal is responsive and conforms to all specific instructions and requirements.
  • Meeting coordination
    Proposal managers can help project collaborators maintain communication and keep proposal development on track by setting up conference calls (audio or video) and/or in-person meetings.
  • Regular check-ins with the PI
    Keeping momentum on a proposal can sometimes be a challenge. The ORAP team provides check-ins to hear how things are going, ensure coordination of effort, and develop to-do lists.
  • Assistance with timelines
    Proposals managers will help you stay organized. They can help ensure all proposal components, including documents required from collaborating partners, are prepared, reviewed and revised as needed, and ready for on-time submission.
  • Developing templates/models
    Proposal managers assist collaborating partners in the preparation of their proposal pieces, and enhance the cohesiveness and appearance of the final product.
  • Editing
    ORAP staff will help compile and integrate collaborator input, strengthen narrative organization and project presentation, and ensure all RFP guidelines are followed.
  • Communicating with subcontractors
    ORAP staff will serve as point of contact or liaison regarding questions of proposal logistics, and for collection of documents from collaborating partners.
  • Budget support
    The proposal managers help coordinate preparation of the WSU budget and budget justification, as well as subcontractor budgets and budget justifications.
  • Special needs of proposal
    ORAP staff provide assistance with other required and optional proposal components as needed.
  • Application package and submission process
    Proposal managers provide assistance to ensure the, Fastlane or Assist application process goes smoothly.

Contact a Proposal Manger

Geeta Dutta, Ph.D.

Proposal Managers
Elizabeth James, Ph.D.

Robert Finney, Ph.D.

Maureen Bonnefin, CRA

Philip Barrett

Faculty Research Development Specialist
Emily Brashear


Washington State University