The primary mission of ORD is to support faculty pursuit of external funding at the federal, state, local, and in collaboration with Corporate and Foundation Relations, foundation level. For planned submissions with a budget less than $2M, this support is consultant-based and ranges from:
- conceptual grounding,
- opportunity matching,
- advice & guidance with organizational and developmental logistics, and grant narrative and budget development consultation.
In addition to the services offered to individual investigators, when the proposal budget is greater than $2M (level of funding sought), additional proposal development consultant support will be provided. This additional support includes:
- initial timeline development,
- proposal editing,
- budget development,
- proposal team logistical suggestions/guidance,
- matchmaking (interdisciplinary & multi-institutional team formation), and partnership development.