Support for Preparing a Center Grant

The Dean of Research Office provides supplemental and complementary assistance to  faculty for support in preparing a center grant proposal.



Questions about this topic can be answered by:

Jahnke, Pam

Research Compliance Administrator

Vice Provost and Dean of Research

(650) 724-0195

Center Grant Resources

As those who have prepared multi-investigator proposals know, there are many tasks related to the planning phase and coordination of these efforts that need to be completed before or in parallel with tasks that are managed by research administration staff.  It can be a daunting task to assemble the materials required from all participants, and institutional information may be necessary in the response to a particular center grant announcement.

The Center Grants Coordinator can assist you in pulling together a complex center proposal, especially those involving interdisciplinary initiatives and faculty and students from different schools.  The Center Grants Coordinator can:

  • Ensure proposals are responsive to specific requirements in requests for proposal (RFP) and comply with proposal preparation guidelines for the funding agency

  • Coordinate all proposal requirements including letters of commitment for cost-sharing requirements, space requirements, sub-award budgets and commitment forms, and other certifications as needed

  • Work with finance staff to prepare the budget; ensure the budget reflects all aspects of the proposal and is responsive to the RFP

  • Coordinate with institutional officials in the OSR ( Office of Sponsored Research) or RMG (Research Management Group) regarding specifics of the proposals and resolution of any open issues that could impact timing of proposal submission

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Strategies for Planning, Developing and Writing Large Team Grants

Upcoming Center Grant Deadlines

PAR-13-376 P41 NIH/NIBIB NIBIB Biomedical Technology Resource Centers 10/18/2013 standard dates apply
PAR-14-005 P40 NIH/ORIP Animal and Biological Material Resource Centers 11/21/2013 standard dates apply
NSF 15-509 N/A NSF EHR Core Center   9/10/2015; second Thursday in September annually thereafter
RFA-NS-16-012 U54 NIH/NINDS Centers Without Walls for Collaborative Research in the Epilepsies:  Development Transformative Therapies for Modifying or Preventing Epilepsy 9/24/2015 3/8/2016
PAR-13-268 U34 NIH/NIDDK NIDDK Multi-Center Clinical Study Implementation Planning Cooperative Agreements 7/8/2013 4/18/16, 2/14/17
BAA-AFRL-AFSPR-2016-0003   AFOSR Center of excellence in Astrodynamics   4/25/2016
RFA-NS-16-023 U54 NIH/NINDS/NIA Center without Walls for the Identification and Validation of Molecular Mechanisms Contributing to Tau Pathogenesis and Associated Neurodegeneration in Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) 2/24/2016 5/10/2016
PAR-14-023 X02 NIH/NIGMS Pre-application for a Biomedical Technology Research Resource 12/10/2013 5/16/2016
PAR-14-195 RM1 NIH/NIMH/NHGRI Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science 4/28/2014 5/20/2016
PAR-14-120 P50 NIH/NIMH Silvio O. Conte Centers for Basic or Translational Mental Health Research 2/26/2014 5/25/2016
PAR-13-277 P50 NIH/NIDCD NIDCD Clinical Research Center Grant 7/19/2013 6/2/2016
PAR-16-009 P50 NIH/NIDA NIDA Research Center of Excellence Grant Program 10/21/2015 9/25/2016, 9/25/2017, 9/25/2018
NSF 16-545   NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers   12/2/2016


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