Proposal Development Timelines

ORSD provides a number of grant proposal development supports for primary HSPH faculty whose research operations are based at the School.  These services are provided at no cost to HSPH faculty and include:

  • External Review Services – external content experts are hired to review your NIH grant proposal and provide detailed feedback on the strengths, weaknesses and competitiveness of your proposal;
  • Editing Services – scientific copy editors trained in grant writing are hired to edit your grant proposal before final submission to the sponsor

If you are developing or planning to develop a grant proposal and you are interested in retaining external review and/or editing services, please contact ORSD as soon as possible.  We will work with you to determine a proposal development timeline to incorporate these services and facilitate the proposal development process.  The following Proposal Development Services Timeline provides general guidelines to aid your planning.

Timing considerations for the incorporation of review feedback:

Sample Timeline for External Review and Editorial Services Version 2