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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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.
|1 Day Before Deadline:||All proposal documents complete and ready to submit.|
|1 Day Before Deadline:||Director of Research will submit final proposal documents to sponsor.|
Templates and Boilerplate Documents
Templates and boilerplate language can be used on CEC researcher submissions to help streamline and expedite their submission preparation process.
- 2023 Effective Fringe Benefit Memo [pdf]
- 2023 Fringe Benefit Rates [pdf]
- 5-year Budget with Cost Share
- 5-year Budget without Cost Share
- 5-year Budget withour Cost Share - Extra Subcontractors
- Background Check Request Form [pdf]
- Budget Justification
- Budget - waived idc cost share
- Broadening Participation Plan [pdf]
- Consultant v. Vendor v. Subcontract [pdf]
- Facilities [pdf]
- NSF Biosketch Template [pdf]
- NSF COA Template
- NSF Current and Pending Support Template [pdf]
- One-page Biosketch Template
- One-page Detailed Biosketch
- Post-Doctoral Mentoring Plan [pdf]
- Undergraduate and Graduate Research [pdf]
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.