Institute for Health Care Delivery Science

Grant Development

The primary information we need to begin the process of developing the data management, sample size justification, and analysis plan for the proposed grant is a draft of the grant itself. The Specific Aims, Research Design and Methods sections are critical, but having the Background, Significance and Preliminary Studies sections are also important because they can provide valuable information for developing both the sample size justification and overall analysis plan. Biostatistics Shared Resource Facility (BSRF) statisticians provide support with grant writing to investigators, but it is highly recommended that the biostatistician be included in the proposal with percent FTE support.

Related Information and Guidelines

Prior to grant submission, the following information needs to be provided to the biostatistician involved at least 4 weeks before the deadline.

  • Funding agency
  • Submission date
  • Title of proposal
  • Proposed start and end date
  • Principal Investigator(s)
  • Our statistician’s role
  • % FTE over the proposed years
  • Annual direct costs
  • An updated version of the full application
  • Your department’s (financial) administrator’s name

Note to Biostatisticians: Please connect this administrator with Ms. Denise Williams at

Guidelines for Grant Support for Biostatisticians
Guidelines for Writing Grant Proposals for Clinical Research

Current funded grants

Regulatory Services

For information on regulatory services including:

  • Support to obtain IACUC and IRB approvals
  • External regulatory support with IND/IDE submissions to the FDA
  • NIH grant applications
  • Guidance on protocol management and monitoring services

Visit the Office of Research Services (ORS)