Grant Writing Support

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) offers consulting services to individuals preparing proposals for submission to external funding agencies. CUR provides these services by calling upon academic professionals who share its vision and goals and are experienced and successful proposal writers, members of grants review panels, former program officers, and/or Directors of Sponsored Programs Offices. CUR’s consultants are experienced in listening to your goals and providing the help you need.

Our reviewers have a wide range of expertise. They can assist you in the following:

  • Provide feedback on your concept, presentation, and styling to fit the open call
  • Expert guidance to strengthen the story your proposal is telling
  • Managing any weaknesses in your proposal
  • Increasing the likelihood of your proposal being competitive

The Process: CUR Works with You

There are multiple options for you to choose from when deciding on the best support needed to help in submitting a strong proposal.

Out-of-the-box offerings: 

Looking for another set of eyes on a proposal close to complete? CUR offers a final review and comment for proposals. Pricing is dependent upon length and scope. Please answer the preliminary questions below to get started. 

Customized mentoring: 

Because the types of consultancies and the amount of time involved in guiding and reviewing can vary widely, those interested in arranging proposal writing support need to fill out the below preliminary question form. CUR will work with you to fully understand your consultancy needs.  Fees will vary depending on the type and length of the consultancy or proposal length needing review.

Need it in a hurry? 

CUR will work with any and all deadlines, but an expedited fee may be included in your overall pricing dependent upon the length of time and stage your proposal is in.

After filling out the preliminary questions above, experts will evaluate your needs and a CUR representative will reach out to you within 3-5 business days. 

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Have you checked out Grant Dialogues? 

Whether you are writing a grant proposal, navigating the ins and outs of finding funding for your undergraduate research (UR) program or just trying to figure out where to start, the entire process can feel like climbing a mountain. Grant Dialogues provides an opportunity for the UR community to discuss the many available possibilities of funding and grants with grant experts, federal agency program officers and other grant funders.