Office of Grants and Research Development

Click here to see awards which UNC Asheville faculty and staff have received thus far this year for sponsored programs.  Sponsored programs are scholarly, professional, and creative activities conducted with support from external funding instruments such as grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements.


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