Support for Preparing a Center Grant

The Dean of Research Office provides supplemental and complementary assistance to  faculty for support in preparing a center grant proposal.



Questions about this topic can be answered by:

Jahnke, Pam

Research Administration & Compliance Specialist

Vice Provost and Dean of Research

(650) 724-0195

Center Grant Resources

As those who have prepared multi-investigator proposals know, there are many tasks related to the planning phase and coordination of these efforts that need to be completed before or in parallel with tasks that are managed by research administration staff.  It can be a daunting task to assemble the materials required from all participants, and institutional information may be necessary in the response to a particular center grant announcement.

The Center Grants Coordinator can assist you in pulling together a complex center proposal, especially those involving interdisciplinary initiatives and faculty and students from different schools.  The Center Grants Coordinator can:

  • Ensure proposals are responsive to specific requirements in requests for proposal (RFP) and comply with proposal preparation guidelines for the funding agency

  • Coordinate all proposal requirements including letters of commitment for cost-sharing requirements, space requirements, sub-award budgets and commitment forms, and other certifications as needed

  • Work with finance staff to prepare the budget; ensure the budget reflects all aspects of the proposal and is responsive to the RFP

  • Coordinate with institutional representatives in the Office of Sponsored Research or the Research Management Group regarding specifics of the proposals and resolution of any open issues that could impact timing of proposal submission

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Strategies for Planning, Developing and Writing Large Team Grants

Upcoming Center Grant Deadlines

PAR-13-376 P41 NIH/NIBIB NIBIB Biomedical Technology Resource Centers 10/18/2013 standard dates apply
PAR-14-005 P40 NIH/ORIP Animal and Biological Material Resource Centers 11/21/2013 standard dates apply
RFA-AG-15-005 P30 NIH/NIA Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in Basic Biology of Aging 8/8/2014 10/28/2014
RFA-CA-14-013 U54 NIH/NCI    Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence 7/17/2014 11/3/2014
RFA-NS-15-001 U54 NIH/NINDS Centers Without Walls for Collaborative Research in the Epilepsies:  Developing Disease Modifying or Prevention Therapies 8/21/2014 11/6/2014
RFA-DK-14-001 U54 NIH/NIDDK NIDDK Cooperative Hematology Specialized Core Centers (U54) 7/3/2014 11/19/2014
RFA-DK-14-004 U01 NIH/NIDDK/ORWH/NIA Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Women:  Bladder Health Clinical Centers (PLUS-CCs) 8/18/2014 11/20/2014
RFA-DK-14-013 P30 NIH/NIDDK Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Research and Translation Core Centers 6/10/2014 11/20/2014
RFA-AR-15-002 U54 NIH/NIAMS, NHLBI, NICHD, NINDS Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Centers 8/28/2014 11/28/2014
RFA-AA-15-001 P50 NIH/NIHAAA Specialized Alcohol Research Centers (P50) 6/6/2014 12/3/2014
RFA-AA-15-002 P60 NIH/NIHAAA Comprehensive Alcohol Research Centers (P60) 6/6/2014 12/3/2014
RFA-AT-15-001 U54 NIH/NCCAM   Center of Excellence for Natural Product Drug Interaction Research 6/25/2014 12/4/2014, 12/16/14, 5/15/15
RFA-HD-14-013 U54 NIH/NICHD Obstetric-Fetal Phamacology Research Centers 7/15/2014 12/9/2014
PAR-14-023 X02 NIH/NIGMS Pre-application for a Biomedical Technology Research Resource 12/10/2013  12/16/14, 5/15/15, 12/16/15, 5/16/16
RFA-ES-14-002 P50 NIH/EPA Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers 9/30/2014 12/22/2014
PAR-14-035 P20 NIH/NIGMS Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) 12/12/2013 1/28/15, 1/28/16
PAR-13-277 P50 NIH/NIDCD NIDCD Clinical Research Center Grant 7/19/2013  2/2/2015, 6/6/2015, 10/1/2015, 2/2/2016, 6/2/2016
NSF 13-555 N/A NSF EHR Core Center   2/4/2014; 1st Tues in Feb. annually thereafter
PAR-14-169 U54 NIH/NCI/NICDR Physical Sciences-Oncology Network (PS-ON): Physical Sciences-Oncology Centers (PS-OC) 4/1/2014  2/26/15, 11/25/15
PAR-14-195 RM1 NIH/NIMH/NHGRI Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science 4/28/2014 5/20/15, 5/20/16
PAR-14-120 P50 NIH/NIMH Silvio O. Conte Centers for Basic or Translational Mental Health Research 2/26/2014 5/25/15, 5/25/16
PAR-14-186 P30 NIH/NIDA NIDA Research "Center of Excellence" Grant Program 5/6/2013 9/25/2015
PAR-14-075 P50 NIH/NIGMS Research Centers for Pharmacogenomics in Precision Medicine 1/24/2014 9/25/2015, 9/25/2016


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