Office of Grants and Research Development


Grants and Research Development is staffed by Charlotte Smith, University Grants Manager.  She is available to assist faculty and staff with:

  • Locating funding opportunities for sponsored projects

  • Reading and interpreting sponsor’s guidelines for proposal submissions
  • Connecting faculty and staff with program officers to discuss proposal ideas and/or clarify sponsor’s guidelines
  • Creating timelines for developing complex proposal submissions
  • Developing proposal materials, such as the scope of work, project description, budget, budget justification, supporting documents, etc.
  • Providing feedback on draft proposal materials

    • Note: If substantive feedback is requested, please submit materials no later than two weeks prior to the sponsor’s deadline.  For feedback on technical/scientific content, faculty and staff are advised to seek peer review.
  • Submitting all proposal materials to the Office of Sponsored Scholarship and Programs (OSSP) for final review and required internal approvals prior to submission to the sponsor

    • Note: Please submit materials to OSSP no later than seven full business days prior to the sponsor’s deadline.
  • Ensuring faculty and staff meet sponsors’ reporting and stewardship requirements for awarded projects

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Contact Information:

Charlotte Smith
University Grants Manager
209 Zeis Hall, CPO 1411
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804
828.255.7082