Proposal Development

As part of the Research Relationships team within Research Services, the Senior Advisors Grant Development and the Research Facilitators work closely together to support researchers in the development of their research proposals by providing a "toolkit for success" which consists of a comprehensive suite of supports and resources. 

These supports and resources can be found organized by sponsor on the proposal development pages listed in the left navigation menu.  Highlights include:  

  • Application development information sessions and workshops.
  • Strategic advice: Peer mentoring, aligning research proposals with funder requirements, grant laddering, academic content, knowledge mobilization/translation, and research data management.
  • Grant-crafting: Group sessions to improve grant genre literacy and grant writing proficiency.
  • Grant application development: Proposed research project/program concept assessment, proposal peer review, editorial review, occasional research assistant and graphics support.
  • Grant application reference documents: tips and tricks, Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), budget assistance.
  • Research team and sponsor relations development: Facilitation of networking opportunities between researcher-colleagues and between researchers and funders.
  • Grant support coordination: Engagement with relevant and complementary units at the University of Alberta to enhance proposals.

Please bookmark these pages and check back regularly as new supports are being developped on a continuing basis.  In addition to participating in our workshops and using our application development resources, we encourage researchers to contact us if they wish to discuss their research ideas or prospective proposals.  Our goal is to help researchers be more successful in their research funding activities.