College of Science - Proposal Support Services

The College of Science supports faculty success! The proposal support unit is designed to assist faculty with proposal preparation support.

If you would like assistance, call (7-7304) or email to set up an appointment.


Please submit your proposal through Cayuse SP at least a week in advance of the due date. OSRRA requires 3-days for review and it can often take a few days to get the proposal authorized by all of the units.  Please refer to the suggested proposal timeline for more information or the 'tools' page for links and templates.

Note: The new NSF PAPPG (19-1) is effective as of 25 February 2019

Funding opportunites are posted here for faculty and here for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

Notable funding opportunity

due 8 May. NSF: Growing Convergence Research $1.2M first two years, $2.4M 2nd - 5th years.

Growing Convergence Research (GCR) at the National Science Foundation was identified as one of 10 Big Ideas. Convergence research is a means for solving vexing research problems, in particular, complex problems focusing on societal needs. It entails integrating knowledge, methods, and expertise from different disciplines and forming novel frameworks to catalyze scientific discovery and innovation.

GCR identifies Convergence Research as having two primary characteristics: (1) Research driven by a specific and compelling problem. Convergence Research is generally inspired by the need to address a specific challenge or opportunity, whether it arises from deep scientific questions or pressing societal needs; and (2) Deep integration across disciplines. As experts from different disciplines pursue common research challenges, their knowledge, theories, methods, data, research communities and languages become increasingly intermingled or integrated. New frameworks, paradigms or even disciplines can form sustained interactions across multiple communities.