Grant Development

The Grant Development Office (GDO) assists College of Social Sciences faculty with identifying funding opportunities and preparing and submitting grant proposals. We aim to make specialized information, training, and administrative support available, allowing faculty to compete for extramural funds more effectively.

Special priority will be given to:

  • Large (>$1M), multi-disciplinary or multi-institutional proposals.
  • New or first-time principal investigators.
  • Proposals closely aligned with College of Social Sciences strategic initiatives.

Some of the services offered by GDO include:

  • Help searching online databases and other resources for potential sources of funding.
  • Assistance in interpreting Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and creating a list of tasks/deadlines related to proposal submission.
  • Coordinating meetings between the principal investigator(s) and other key personnel.
  • Development of detailed budgets and budget justifications.
  • Contacting key personnel to request supporting documents (e.g., biographical sketches, letters of support).
  • Drafting non-technical portions of the proposal and editing the narrative to ensure compliance with funding agency guidelines.
  • Assistance with completing Office of Research Services myGRANT applications and resolving issues that may arise during the routing, approval, and submission process.
  • Analyzing reviews of unfunded proposals and providing advice regarding resubmission strategies.

Hanalei Abbott

Grant Development Specialist

Note: The capacity of GDO to provide assistance may be limited by workload, so please contact us as far in advance as possible to discuss your needs in greater detail

UH Mānoa, CSS, and SSRI “Boilerplate” descriptions for grant applications