ICS@PSU: Institute for CyberScience

Grant and Proposal Support Resources from ICS

Get help from ICS with your funding proposal

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Are you writing a proposal that involves computational research? Here are some helpful resources:

Ready-to-go Text for Your Proposal

You can use these text blocks as is, or select only the details relevant to your proposal.

If not all the text in a block is relevant to your proposal, select only the details you need. If you need more information, please contact us: aci-info@ics.psu.edu.

Other Penn State Resources for Grant-Writing

ICS Proposal Support Services

If you’re an ICS co-hire, use the form below to request special support services.We offer two types of service: 1) Proposal Development and 2) Editing.


This service is for clients who have not yet drafted the technical volume of the proposal. You provide the ideas and subject-area expertise; then ICS communications experts work closely with you to translate these ideas into effective language. Services may include:

  • Pre-writing: strategizing how to frame the argument
  • Outlining: breaking down the technical volume into sections, subsections, and paragraphs
  • Project Management: identifying who will write each section and due dates
  • Drafting: writing sections (where ICS staff have required knowledge)
  • Editing: review of a complete draft for clarity and correctness

Request development services at least six weeks before the due date.


If you already have a draft of the technical volume, our team can review the draft for organization and grammar/punctuation and to enhance clarity and ease of reading.

Request editing services at least two weeks before the due date.

NOTE: ICS services DO NOT replace the role of your college’s grants and contracts office. If your grants and contracts office offers similar services, you should use them first. PLEASE NOTE: If the RFP is for > $1 million and involves more than 2 colleges, please approach the Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Office first.

Currently, only ICS Co-hires may request Proposal Support Services. As we grow our team, we may expand our services. All form fields are required.

Penn State Institute for CyberScience

Help us build the future. Contact ICS at Penn State.

  • email: ics@psu.edu
  • phone: ICS-ACI Support (i-ASK Center): 814-865-4275 | General Inquiries: 814-867-1467

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