Developing Grant Proposals and Contracts

Each of the Research Foundation's Sponsored Programs managers are responsible for supporting faculty members in specific colleges or programs during the proposal development, approval, and submission process. For assistance in preparing, processing, and submitting your grant proposal and budget, contact the Sponsored Programs manager assigned to your college. Early planning is critical. We recommend that you contact the Sponsored Programs manager as soon as you know that you plan to seek funding for
your research.

For questions, please contact Associate Director Lan Duong.

She can be reached at 408-924-1426 or by email at


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Proposal Development and Submission Roles and Responsibilities

Proposal Planning

Project Costs – Direct Costs, Fringe Benefit Rates, and F&A Costs

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