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In a collaborative effort, Pre-Award Shared Services and Research Development have established EARLIER, the UCF Office of Research’s comprehensive approach to Large, Interdisciplinary, and Complex Proposal Submissions with a Significant University-wide Impact.

Our primary focus is to reduce administrative burden in submitting large proposal efforts at UCF. We will work in consultation with faculty, department heads, deans, and directors to determine the level of engagement necessary for each proposal or project. EARLIER Infographic    
EARLIER supported projects may include kick-off and team meeting facilitation, document collection, review (editorial, grantsmanship or peer), institutional information, grant writing, graphic design, external collaboration coordination, competitive intelligence or a full suite of project management engagement.

Meet the Team

  • Jordan Rich
    Contracts & Grants Specialist III, EARLIER, Pre-Award Shared Services & Faculty Cluster Initiative
  • Mark Gauthier
    Technical Communicator, Research Development
  • Dr. Carol Bristol
    Grant Writer, Research Development
  • Dr. Joshua Roney
    Director, Research Development
  • Tamara Gabrus
    Director, Research Initiatives

To request consideration for an EARLIER project, please complete the request form to outline criteria associated with the upcoming submission so that our offices can determine eligibility for the EARLIER services.

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