The CDS Research Navigator Team can support CDS investigators and collaborators with the development and submission of grant proposals.

To access services, submit a REQUEST FOR RESEARCH NAVIGATOR SERVICES form using this link or CDS Research Navigator Team contacts: Andrea Hussong, CDS Director, or Amy W. Briceño, CDS Associate Director.

Pre-award services include:

  • Funding searches when provided with keywords by investigators
  • A kick-off meeting with the Principal Investigator (PI)
  • Assessing what technical navigator services would benefit the proposal (i.e., scientific consultation, statistical consultation, internal review)
  • Budget development
  • Coordinating the grant proposal pieces with the PI
  • Reviewing biosketches for formatting and compliance (e.g., PMCID numbers)
  • Coordinating with outside institutions for subcontract paperwork
  • Preparing the grant proposal in agency-specific applications such as Cayuse, Fastlane, or Foundation Portals
  • Submitting UNC-CH subcontracts to other institutions
  • Routing of proposals on campus through RAMSeS
  • Submission of JIT documentation requests