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Grant Development Support Unit

Submitted by Lori Kaser,

The Grant Development Support Unit (GDSU) is a part of the CFAES Office for Research and Graduate Education. Our mission is to serve CFAES employees as they conceptualize, develop, write, and submit their proposals to external funders, including industry, non-profit, for-profit, foundations, state, local and federal sponsors.   We work across all disciplines with the goal of making the proposal development process as straightforward and streamlined as possible. The GDSU is a free service provided to all College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) faculty.  We are available to assist you with proposal development and submission and answer grant-related questions.  We have offices on the Wooster campus and Columbus campus.  Feel free to contact Melissa Burant or me. You can also visit our website for OSU proposal resources (     

GDSU’s goal is to help you with all the peripheral documents that are required, so you can concentrate on the SCIENCE!  We can help you with budgets, templates, required forms and documents, subawards, proposal submission system (i.e. Cayuse, Fastlane) and serve as a liaison between you and the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) during the proposal submission process.

Please call or email us if you have any questions.  We are also available to schedule a visit with you. 


Pam Schlegel

Grants Development Specialist



Melissa Burant

Grants Development Specialist