What We Do at PDO

As a support unit focused on the pre-award stage of extramural funding, PDO staff members conduct funding searches, assist in the preparation of competitive proposals by reviewing and critiquing proposal drafts, providing descriptive material on UK resources, and writing sections of proposal where appropriate.

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Limited Submissions

Because many sponsors limit the number of applications from one institution, the Office of the Vice President for Research coordinates internal competitions to designate an applicant.

Search open limited submission opportunities, apply and join collaboration lists through our new portal.

Proposal Resources

Request A Service

  • Funding Search Request
    Complete and submit a separate form for each project. To aid us in identifying sources, please fill out as many fields as possible. Most results are sent within three weeks of the request.
  • Funding Alert Mailing List Subscription
  • Proposal Reviews
    Request a proposal review for clarity, presentation, adherence to the guidelines and grammatical accuracy.
  • Potential Collaborators
    Request help identifying potential collaborators or experts.
  • Custom Workshops
    Request a workshop for your college and/or department.
  • Database Demonstrations
    Request a Pivot™ or other database demonstration for your college, department or yourself.
  • Institutional Resources
    Request additional information on UK facilities, institutional resources, and/or programmatic strengths not available in the Facilities Description Library for inclusion in an external proposal.
  • Individual Consultations
    Request an individual consultation on your proposal.


Workshops on specific topics can be requested by filing out this form. A member of PDO will contact you in regards to your request.  

Upcoming workshops, seminars, and special events are available on our Events Calendar

Handouts from past workshops are available through SharePoint. Videos from past workshops are also available through the VPR Video Library. Linkblue login is required.