Please explore the resources created and compiled by the Sponsored Programs Office.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions range from the proposal development phase to after funds are awarded. If you do not find the information you are looking for please email with your question(s).

Funded Proposals Library

Review examples of successfully funded proposals, from a variety of sponsors, courtesy of your colleagues at CHS. The Office of Research and Innovation also maintains a funded proposals library with proposals from across the university.

Grant Editing

The Sponsored Programs Office is available to provide constructive feedback to faculty on their draft proposals.

Guidance and Procedures

Review guidelines for grant-funded teaching releases, start-up funds, and minors and volunteers in research laboratories.


Faculty can email with requests or suggestions for training, or to ask for copies of materials from past workshops. Workshops held to-date include 'How to Write Winning NSF Proposals' (3/1/19) and 'Building Skills for Grant Writing' (4/26/19).

Quick Links

Links to important grant resources and information at VCU, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

Templates and Boilerplate

Templates are available for use by faculty for commonly requested components of grant applications including Facilities and Resources, Statement of Work, Letter of Intent, Specific Aims, Letter of Commitment, Data Management Plan and Budget Justification. If there is one you need, but do not see, feel free to email to make a request.