The Office of Research Advancement provides support for research grant proposal development in a variety of ways. The entire Research Advancement team contributes to implementation of these services. It is our goal to be as helpful as possible. Please contact Janet Stoeckert or Marie Choi, Director of Research Advancement, with questions or requests.
Letters of Support, Institutional Facts & Figures
The Vice Dean for Research provides letters in support of grant applications and coordinates with the dean’s office for letters that must be signed by the dean. He can also provide information about the school that might be needed for letters or proposals. Please contact Janet Stoeckert or Marie Choi with questions or requests.
Teams, Mentors, Advisors
The Vice Dean for Research can assist investigators in finding collaborators for specific project needs, in finding mentors for various purposes (including career development and training awards), and in finding faculty members or other experts who can provide any necessary advice. He can also provide general grantsmanship advice herself, or he can provide a referral. Please contact Janet Stoeckert or Marie Choi with questions or requests.
The Vice Dean for Research can assist investigators in finding sponsored funding opportunities and making contact with sponsored program staff. Please contact Janet Stoeckert or Marie Choi with questions or requests.
The Keck School’s Office of Foundation Relations is is eager to help individual faculty members identify specific foundation funding opportunities. Please contact Kavita Munjal, Executive Director of Foundation Relations, for more information.
Funding Opportunities for Medical Students
The Director of Medical Student Research Training, is happy to provide medical students with specific assistance in finding research funding opportunities. Please contact David Hinton, Director of Medical Student Research Training for more information.
Instructions, Budgets, Forms, Boiler Plate Material
The Office of Research Administration within Keck Research Advancement provides assistance in interpreting instructions, constructing budgets, and finding/ completing forms. This office can also assist with boiler plate material such as is needed for grant proposal resource pages. Please contact Janet Stoeckert or Marie Choi with questions or requests.
Keck Research Advancement can find writers to assist with general editing or specifically to help when English is a second language. Please contact Janet Stoeckert or Marie Choi with questions or requests.
Institutional and Team Grants Support
Keck Research Advancement provides comprehensive support for development of institutional and team grant proposals, such as program project grants, center grants, and training grants. This support includes provision of boilerplate material, assistance with letters of support, writing and editing services, collection and editing of biosketches, coordination of data for tables, grant assembly, reviewing, and other support as needed. The office does not have a specific deadline for notification about need for institutional grants support services, however the more lead time that is given, the more help can be provided. Please contact Janet Stoeckert or Marie Choi with questions or requests.