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Grant Development Support Unit Services

The Grant Development Support Unit (GDSU) in the CFAES Office for Research and Graduate Education, offers a free service to assist faculty and staff with their grant submissions. Since 2009, GDSU has supported more than 1,250 proposals, helping bring in $199 million to CFAES. Services available include compiling the peripheral documents and assuring they conform to funding guidelines, providing budget assistance (which includes correct use of fringe rates and indirect cost rates), uploading documents to the submission platform (when possible), and coordinating the whole process with your assigned Sponsored Program Officer (SPO).

To request assistance, visit the Grant Development Support Unit (GDSU) website, click on the Request Services button on the right side of the page. Or, you can email directly if you have any questions or would like to schedule a time to meet.