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Proposal Development Resources

Office of Research and Scholarship

The Office of Research and Scholarship is committed to helping faculty and staff find funding sources and submit well-written proposals to external sponsors.  Pre-award staff are trained to support principal investigators in searching for funding sources and in developing a proposal and budget that meet sponsor guidelines.

Proposal Approval Form

Looking for funding?

Check out the ORS Funding Opportunity Log that is updated twice monthly. 

To view more funding opportunities, use the UT Tyler-provided Pivot tool described below.


UT Tyler subscribes to Pivot, an online tool available to faculty, staff and students, for locating sponsored funding opportunities. After creating a Pivot Log-In, users can track funding opportunities, save search results, and email search results.  Create a Log-In from any on-campus computer by going to the Pivot Register Page and choosing the "Use Email Address/Create Password" option.  The program recognizes UT Tyler's IP addresses which allows users to use their UT Tyler email address as a user name and create a password.  Faculty and staff can also set up their Pivot profiles which allows potential collaborators and funders to contact them with potential opportunities.

Pivot has a series of training videos that are available for viewing on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProQuestPivot

Local Foundations and Organizations

Interested in submitting a proposal to a local foundation or organization? Check with UT Tyler University Advancement before starting your application. Email advancement@uttyler.edu

General Guidance for Writing a Research Proposal

Grants.gov offers information on the federal grants world on its Grants Learning Center webpage.  Michigan State University offers a Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal written by S. Joseph Levine, Ph.D.

Non-profit Guides are free Web-based grant-writing tools for nonprofit organizations, charitable, educational, public organizations and other community-minded groups. The guides are designed to assist established US-based nonprofits through the grant-writing process.

Additional links to helpful grant writing resources are provided on the ORS Grant Writing Guides and Resources page.

UT Tyler Information for Grant Proposals

Information regarding UT Tyler that is often required on grant proposals can be found in our Facts for Proposals.

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