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Proposal Development

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is available to assist all Spectrum Health employees in the development of proposals to both internal and external sponsors. The OSP can help you by providing grantsmanship advice, templates of the standard sections of a proposal, and examples of well-written proposals. We can also help you to find funding opportunities, and navigate the process of preparing your proposal for submission in compliance with all applicable policies and regulations (institutional, governmental, sponsor-specific, and opportunity-specific).

Our Services

The OSP is eager to help you to develop your proposals and your broader fund-seeking strategy. Our proposal-development services include:
  • Proposal-development education and outreach
  • Provision of funding-opportunity search resources
  • Personalized funding-opportunity and sponsor searches
  • Eligibility and applicability review
  • Coordination of communications between the sponsor and the project leader (PI or PD)
  • Tool and resource provision (templates, outlines, annotated guidance, task lists, sample institutional language, etc.
  • Proposal-development coordination and facilitation
  • Budget-development support and review
  • Grantsmanship coaching
  • Narrative-development support and review
  • Compliance review
  • Identification and facilitation of peer-review opportunities
  • Completion of application forms
  • Coordination of proposal-routing for institutional approvals
  • Final institutional approval and submission