Support Overview

CYFS affiliates have access to a wide array of support that contributes to the development and submission of competitive grants. Funded grants are housed in CYFS and are managed by faculty affiliates with CYFS post-award support.


Proposal Development

  • Assistance in scouting for small and large grants
  • Support during proposal writing, including:
    • Initial project conceptualization
    • Substantive content development, revision, and editing
    • Conceptualization of research design and data analytic plan
    • Coordination with the University Research Office, including Sponsored Programs
    • Promotion of capacity building
    • Recruitment of professional partners (e.g., co-investigators and senior personnel with complementary skills; implementation evaluators)
    • Recruitment of staff (e.g., graduate assistants, technical support)

Pre-Award Support

  • Budget development
  • Biosketch construction
  • Proposal formatting
  • Application submission

Post-Award Support

  • Statistical and methodological support
  • Technical assistance
  • Budget management
  • Dissemination

Ongoing Benefits

  • Affiliation with a UNL Program of Excellence
  • Increased visibility of research and scholarship
  • Opportunities for collaboration with affiliates on interdisciplinary research
  • Opportunities for interaction with nationally recognized researchers
  • Opportunities for collaboration with local school personnel
  • Access to a "library" of successful grant applications and materials
  • Access to periodic professional development activities or events that support grant-writing and/or grant submissions (e.g., workshops, seminars, symposiums)
  • Use of web-based CYFS resources