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 federal agencies and other entities to seek funding. We work across all disciplines with the goal of making the proposal development process as straightforward and streamlined as possible.

We are available to assist you with proposal development and submission and/or answer grant related questions. We have offices on both the Wooster and Columbus campuses. Please stop by or contact us to see how we can help you submit a successful proposal!


  1. 2020 CFAES Virtual Awards Ceremony

    May 18, 2020

    Each year, the College presents several awards to acknowledge notable research and collaborations, including categories for junior and senior faculty, new innovators, team research, and one award for the best published peer-reviewed article by a current or recently graduated Ph. D. student. Below you will find the 2020 award recipients and short accompanying bios.

  2. Old Fashioned Typewriter & Newsletter Title - Research News for May 2020

    Research News - May 2020

    May 6, 2020

    The latest edition of the CFAES Research News is now available. This month’s issue highlights:

    CFAES Virtual Poster Competition & Research Awards SEEDS: 2019 ROP Now Available NIFA FAQ Regarding New Agency Flexibility NIH & NSF Coronavirus Resource Pages

    Read it, here.

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    Research News - April 2020

    Apr 8, 2020

    The latest issue of CFAES Research News is now available. This month’s issue highlights:

    The Great Balancing Act  Request a Research/Extension Exemption FY21 Fringe Rate Changes CFAES Hemp Research Guidance 

    Read it, here.