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Welcome to the NCSA Proposal Development Office Home Page! 

Find research opportunities and updates, training documents, and information about our team and the services we provide.

If you have any questions please email us at

Sponsored Programs Administration Policy Update 2023: NCSA Submission Pilot Program

Effective immediately (2/19/2023), if a proposal arrives to SPA on the same day it is due to the sponsor (that means less than 8 business hours before a deadline), the team will not review it

SPA now requests all documents by 8 a.m. four days prior to the sponsor deadline; exception: only a draft of the proposal is required at that time. References and final documents are required at least eight business hours prior to the sponsor’s deadline.

A proposal will be considered late when it is submitted after the deadline above. SPA will make reasonable efforts to review late proposals but cannot ensure the same level of proposal review service. 

Reach out to the NCSA Proposal Development team at with any questions.


NSF Requirements  – **REVISED January 2023** Current guidance to Biographical Sketch and Current & Pending documents.

New NIH Requirements are EFFECTIVE **January 25, 2022**  significant changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support documents will be in place, stated in NOT-OD-21-073 and required January 25, 2022 per NOT-OD-21-110.


Funding Opportunities

Curated. Updated regularly.

Proposal Development FAQ

Find answers to frequently asked questions here!

Proposal Development Resources

Find links to different documents that are essential when developing proposals here.

Proposal Commencement Tool link 

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Get to know our team!

Bio sketches and contact information for the PDO staff.

PDO Services

Find out what services our office provides.

PDO Team Resources

This space is for the PDO team to save and share documents internally.