Pre-Award/Proposal Development

The Office of Sponsored Programs, Contracts & Grants (OSPCG) Pre-Award staff assists the faculty, administration and staff at Virginia Union University through the grant seeking process of sponsored programs and research. A sponsored program refers to external sources of funding including Federal agencies, State agencies, and foundations. The Pre-Award office is the central coordination point for all proposals involving restricted grants for programmatic and research initiatives.

The services that are available in pre-award are:

  • Information dissemination of potential grant opportunities
  • Research funding opportunities based on VUU Mission and priorities
  • Review draft proposals and budgets for compliance with appropriate regulations and policies
  • Give general advice on strategies to maximize the effectiveness of the application
  • Assistance with obtaining VUU background information
  • Consultation in the area of proposal development
  • Packaging proposals for submission to funding agencies by required deadlines
  • Assisting with correspondence to and from funding agency
  • Preparing for meetings with funding agencies/organizations
  • Conduct workshops, trainings and other specialized programs in research