About Us

About Us

About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Proposal Development (OPD) is to increase the number and quality of competitive, interdisciplinary, and collaborative proposals that support faculty research at Rowan University.

Guiding Principles

OPD will strive to achieve this mission by partnering with faculty members to develop project ideas, identify funding sources, form proposal writing teams, edit proposal narratives, and prepare proposals for submission. In order to advance its mission and key objectives, the staff of OPD approaches its work with three guiding principles:

1) Exposure - We interview faculty members to understand their research needs, and then identify good funding matches through rigorous prospect research.

2) Quality - We improve the quality of project narratives on proposal submissions. We make edits and suggestions to improve brevity, clarity, and consistency of message. We look to meet compelling scholarship with creative salesmanship.

3) Capacity - We build the capacity of faculty members and staff to become well-trained grant writers and prospect researchers themselves. Our aim is to empower faculty members with timely and targeted trainings that will build on their roles as educators and researchers.