Grant Writing Support

There are many sources of support on the UC Davis campus—including the Institute for Social Sciences—for faculty seeking grants to fund their research.

The UC Davis Institute for Social Sciences (ISS) provides support to faculty of the UC Davis Division of Social Sciences (DSS) in preparing extramural grants for specific, especially multidisciplinary, research projects. The ISS grant writer, Belinda Martineau, is available by appointment to work with individual faculty, as well as teams of faculty, on preparing research proposals for submission to funding agencies.

This grant-writing support can include assistance with strategic planning—such as help compiling pieces of the proposal narrative from collaborators across the social sciences or among DSS faculty and researchers in other academic disciplines—as well as editing of initial drafts of applications, and fine-tuning proposal narratives before final submission. Please contact Belinda if you’d like this kind of help with your grant proposal.

Belinda, and Yoke Dellenback, Contracts & Grants Manager at the DSS Research Service Center, can also help DSS faculty find funding opportunities appropriate for their research projects. (UC-specific and Extramural Funding Opportunities, as well as a Grants Calendar, can also be found via the pull-down menu under "Resources" on this website.)   

Once the decision has been made to pursue a funding opportunity, Yoke is available to help most DSS faculty with the budget, equipment, personnel, etc. requirements of your application package, as well as the submission process itself. Administrative Services staff in the UC Davis Psychology Department provide grant and budget assistance to UC Davis faculty members affiliated with the Center for Mind and Brain (CMB) and the Department of Psychology.

All proposals for extramural funding prepared by UC Davis researchers must be submitted through the Sponsored Programs unit of the campus Office of Research. (Limited submission pre-proposals and pre-proposals that do not require an institutional signature are exceptions to this rule.)

Grant proposals for very large (multi-million dollar) interdisciplinary research programs are coordinated through the Interdisciplinary Research Support unit of the Office of Research which provides faculty investigators with various proposal development and preparation services.

Links to additional general resources helpful to researchers preparing grant proposals are available on the Office of Research website.

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