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New Hire

The Office of Proposal Development is happy to announce the addition of Brandon McDonald to our OPD Proposal Coordinator Team! Brandon graduated from Auburn University in 2014 with a master’s degree in public administration. He worked for Auburn University as the Contracts & Grants Specialist III, Pre-Award, for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System in Auburn, AL. Brandon wanted to continue to work in the proposal development field because he found a career that made him feel fulfilled, accomplished, and satisfied and that eventually led him to the University of Alaska’s Office of Proposal Development. He is excited to be a part of such a dynamic team with great leadership who continues to be at the forefront of fulfilling the mission to help guide UAF in becoming an R1 institute. Brandon is currently working remotely in Notasulga, AL and in his spare time he likes to read, watch TV, and travel.

When Should I Contact OPD?

As soon as possible or at a minimum following the recommended proposal timeline

OPD assists with all non-scientific aspects of proposal preparation and submission. Typical elements of proposal development that OPD assists with include:

  • all sponsor forms and sponsor portal entry
  • budget and budget justification
  • assisting with required personnel documents (CV, current and pending support, conflict information, etc.)
  • all internal forms
  • formatting of all documents as needed, and ensuring that all components of a submission meet sponsor/UA/Federal requirements, UAF routing, and approvals.

Once you have determined that you want to apply to a particular opportunity, reach out to OPD right away.

Proposal submission is a team effort, and there are many components that go into proposal submission, all of which require time. In order to give your proposal the best chance for success, please submit your Proposal Assistance Form as early as possible, or a minimum of three weeks (15 business days) in advance of the project due date to accommodate OPD’s proposal timeline and OGCA’s 5 day proposal review.

  • If your proposal does not have a hard deadline, please select a date that is at least three weeks out from the approximate date you intend to submit.
  • If your proposal has components that may require extra time (e.g., high numbers of personnel, departments or subawards), please adjust your due date accordingly.

If your sponsor date is less than eight (8) business days away, please complete the Short Deadline/Overtime Proposal Approval Form. We require signed consent from your Dean/Director for short deadlines.

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