Proposal Support Services

The Office of Proposal Support Services is responsible for supporting Syracuse University’s proposal, research and faculty development efforts. This includes facilitating team-based collaboration around strategic funding opportunities, and managing the University’s internal funding competitions, including both seed grant programs and externally funded limited submissions.

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News, Events, and Announcements

OPPORTUNITY – REDC – Round 8 – Internal Call for Concepts

The 8th Round of New York State Regional Economic Development Council Competitions (REDC Announcement) has been announced. In order to...
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TIP – What is a CFDA Number?

Check out this informative post in the Community Blog. The CFDA, now called Assistance Listings on, helps users...
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TIP – Putting “Effort” Into Your NIH Application

The following advice will help clarify National Institute of Health (NIH) policies on calculating and justifying your level of effort in your application.
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TIP – Proposal Writing 101: Lessons from the NSF Trenches

The top 25 takeaways to prepare an NSF grant proposal from Mia S. Thomas, a science assistant in the Division of Earth Sciences at the National Science Foundation.
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Event – Summit to Showcase Innovative Uses of Government Data

The School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University, the City of Syracuse, and the Center for Technology in Government at the State University of New York at Albany are joining together to offer the Upstate Data Summit at Syracuse University on June 6, 2018.
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News – NSF Statement on Artificial Intelligence for American Industry

On May 10, 2018, the White House convened academic researchers, industry experts and federal leaders at an event on Artificial Intelligence for American Industry. National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova participated in the event and issued the following statement.
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Funders News – USAF and NSF announce partnership in science and engineering research

The Letter of Intent initiates a strategic partnership focused on research in four areas of common interest: space operations and geosciences, advanced material sciences, information and data sciences, and workforce and processes.
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Limited Submissions – Pew Biomedical Scholars – Internal Selection Process – For posting to limited submission, PLUS

Syracuse University has been invited to nominate one faculty member to the Pew Biomedical Scholars Competition for 2019. If you...
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OPPORTUNITY – National Science Foundation (NSF) Dear Colleague Letter: Rules of Life (RoL)

Dear Colleague Letter: Rules of Life (RoL): Design and Engineering of Synthetic Cells and Cell Components (DESYN-C3)
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OPPORTUNITY – National Science Foundation (NSF) Dear Colleague Letter: ENG-EPSRC Lead Agency Activity

Dear Colleague Letter: Special Guidelines for Submitting Collaborative Proposals under the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems, the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation, and the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems - the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (ENG-EPSRC) Lead Agency Activity
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