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:

Pam Jahnke

Research Compliance Administrator

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 officials in the OSR ( Office of Sponsored Research) or RMG (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

Strategies for Planning, Developing and Writing Large Team Grants eBook, Mike Cronan MFA, Author, Katherine E. Kelly PhD, Editor

Offered by Academic Research Funding Strategies LLC  This subscription publication is available to Stanford users only.


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Center Grant Soliciations


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
PAR-15-146 U54 NIH/various Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Research Centers of Excellence 3/19/2015 9/12/2017
PAR-16-009 P50 NIH/NIDA NIDA Research Center of Excellence Grant Program 10/21/2015 9/25/2017, 9/25/2018
NSF 17-560   NSF/Simons NSF-Simons Research Centers for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems   LoI due 8/10/2017; full proposal due 9/29/2017
NSF 15-509 N/A NSF EHR Core Center   9/10/2015; second Thursday in September annually thereafter
PAR 16-339 P50 NIH/NIDCD NIDCD Clinical Research Center Grant 6/23/2016 10/2/2017, 2/1/2018, 6/1/2018, 10/1/2018, 2/1/2019, 6/3/2019
RFA-AR-18-001 P50 NIH/various Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Specialized Research Centers 6/20/2017 10/19/2017
PAR 17-453 U54 NIH/various Point-of-Care Technologies Research Network Centers 8/3/2017 10/27/2017
RFA-RM-17-017 U54 NIH/ Model Organisms Screening Center for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) Phase II 8/15/2017 11/2/2017
RFA-NS-18-001 U54 NIH/NINDS Centers Without Walls for Collaborative Research in the Epilepsies: Functional Evaluation of Human Genetic Variants 9/7/2017 11/15/2017
RFA-HD-18-008 P50 NIH/NIDHD National Centers for Translational Research in Reproduction and Infertility 7/25/2017 11/27/2017
RFA-HD-18-012 P50 NIH/NICHD CAPSTONE Centers for Multidisciplinary Research in Child Abuse and Neglect 7/21/2017 11/27/2017
RFA-AA-18-001 P50 NIH/NIAAA Specialized Alcohol Research Centers 5/16/2017 12/5/2017
RFA-NS-18-002 P50 NIH/NINDS Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research 7/20/2017 12/15/2017
PAR-16-354 P50 NIH/NIMH Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness (ALACRITY) Research Centers 7/6/2016 5/17/2018
PAR-17-168 P50 NIH/NIMH Silvio O Conte Centers for Basic Neuroscience or Translational Mental Health Research 2/17/2017 5/24/2018, 5/24/2019


Updated 9/23/2017

updated September 8, 2017


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