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Multi-Investigator Proposal Assistance

Research Development (RD) assists University of Florida faculty and staff in planning and coordinating large interdisciplinary research initiatives, including facilitating the preparation of grants involving multiple schools, colleges, divisions, or institutions to support new research programs at UF. There is no charge to departments or colleges for our services. The division also maintains a list of grantsmanship resources and boilerplate text to assist all faculty submitting proposals.

Services Include

  • Identifying appropriate collaborators: Recommending potential UF-based faculty who may bring needed complementary expertise to the proposal
  • Grant coordination: Setting team meeting schedules, both virtual and in person; scheduling or facilitating online meetings; setting a writing schedule/timeline
  • Assistance with preparation of administrative (non-technical) sections of the proposal: Gathering background information or data; gathering and/or editing boilerplate information; writing additional boilerplate sections based on the PI’s plans; aggregating information such as conflict of interest lists from investigators’ biosketches
  • Graphics assistance: Providing clean flow charts or organization charts based on a PI’s ideas and plans; with additional lead time, provide access to a graphic designer to assist with more complex figures
  • Review and editing: Providing editorial-level reviews focusing on flow and compliance with the RFP; coordinating a scientific review provided by faculty experts; formatting and stylistic editing when requested

What to Expect

  • After initial contact to discuss grant coordination needs, RD staff will meet with the PI(s) to establish a grant writing timeline for submission and to develop a contract for service. 
  • PIs should involve their departmental and college grants staff as they usually would. 
  • RD staff will attend any team meetings deemed appropriate by the PI(s), if available – virtual meetings, retreats, workshops, etc. – for planning purposes.

For more information or to request our services, contact Strategic Research Development at

Boilerplate Text for Proposals

Templates and resources for writing common proposal elements.

University and College Profiles

Looking for information about specific UF research facilities or boilerplate text?

The following UF Resources and Boilerplate Text may be used as a basis for a UF profile, diversity statement, or college profiles. Please note that some sections require inputting current facts. We suggest tailoring these statements for your specific proposal using the resources provided below each statement.

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Proposal Writing

Writing resources, tips and guides for specific agencies, UF institutional facts and more.


Department of Defense

Environmental Protection Agency

National Institute for Health

National Science Foundation

Examples of Successful Proposals

Writing a successful proposal is one of the most important steps in the application process. Click here to view examples of successful proposals by UF PIs. You must have active UF credential to view.

UF Research Services & Resources 

UF research units, core facilities, labs and other resources.

UF Research Units

Core Facilities


Additional Research Services

Creative Works Video and Web Development Services at UF

Creative Works is an official UF auxiliary business unit under the College of Pharmacy that specializes in video production, graphic design, web development and interactive media for grant funded projects. Our talented team of writers, video producers, editors, and streaming specialists partner with you to create custom, high-quality content that is unique to your course, or project, while being sensitive to your budget. We utilize Adobe Creative Cloud software, including Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition, along with additional software plug-ins and support elements.