About Us

The Office of Proposal Development (OPD) is a service unit, providing comprehensive project management and proposal development services to support the preparation and submission of large-scale, multidisciplinary proposals to external sponsors and funding agencies.

We work with Illinois PIs, teams, and their units to:

  • identify funding opportunities,
  • coordinate with multidisciplinary teams,
  • connect with relevant university resources,
  • develop compelling proposals, with the ultimate goal of securing external funding.

OPD also manages limited submissions opportunities and is a resource for the campus grants development community, serving as an information clearinghouse and repository for best practices in the field.

Contact OPD to discuss your proposal development needs.