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Research Support

The Office of Research offers support to faculty through pre-award services while applying for funding and post-award services to manage their funding.

Pre-Award and Research Development Services: Research Enhancement and Development (RED) Team 

CEC Research Enhancement and Development (RED) Team provides services to meet our faculty research and proposal needs from start to finish in the sponsored research process. Services offered include enhanced research development, editing of proposals, assistance in writing institutional sections of your proposals, connecting you with resources within the university to fulfill broader impacts and outreach, and coordinating large proposals and teams for proposal development. We work to streamline your proposal development from beginning to end by providing proposal timelines, checklists, boilerplate text, updated budget templates, composition of budget justifications, and supplementary documents.

Contact us for help with your submissions:



8 Weeks Before Deadline:

Notify CEC Office of Research that you intend to submit a proposal / letter of intent.

RED Team will set up meeting to discuss proposal specifics.

6 Weeks Before Deadline:

Work with the RED Team to prepare project budget, development timeline and checklist for submission, and review of solicitation.

2 Weeks Before Deadline:

Provide the RED Team with draft versions of your proposal narrative, abstract, and other documents for review.

10 Days Before Deadline:

Work with RED Team to finalize budget and budget justification.

Provide supporting documents for budget such as letters, quotes, and required subcontract documents (Sub letter, scope, budget, justification, IDC Rate Agreement, and subrecipient form.

3 Days Before Deadline:

Final budget, justification, draft narrative, and any contractual documents uploaded into USCERA to initiate the internal approval process.

Finalized documents uploaded into the required submission system.

2 Days Before Deadline:

Touch base meeting with RED Team to finalize any remaining documents required for submission.

USCERA approvals complete.

All proposal documents finalized and released to RED team by close of business.

1 Day Before Deadline:

Final review of all proposal documents and preferred submission to the sponsor by the Director of Research

Templates and Boilerplate Documents 

Templates and boilerplate language can be used on CEC researcher submissions to help streamline and expedite their submission preparation process.

Broader Impact Resources


Graphic Design Services

Need help with graphics for your research proposals, websites, journal covers, presentations, and/or articles? Submit a graphic design request form to the CEC RED Team can assist you with finding a graphic artist and the logistics requesting and paying for your design. Please see our procedures for more information.


Technology Control Plan and CESR Resources
CSER and Optional Features Price Lists

Onboarding support - $300 (one-time fee)
GCC High Laptop - $2000 (one-time fee)
GCC High Purchase Package - $250/month - includes the following:

  • GCC High YubiKey
  • GCC High Microsoft License
  • GCC High Zscaler License
  • Nimbus Logic License

Monthly CEC Maintenance support - $180/month

GCC High MS Project - $48/month
GCC High Visio License - $25/month
Secure Teams Integrated Conference Bridge - $120/year (this cost does not charge per user and instead charges per project)

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