contract and grant support

Our contract and grants office is here to support cancer center members with grant writing and grant submission assistance.

The mission of the Contract and Grant Support office at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is to provide pre-award grant writing and grant submission support to cancer center members. These projects should be cancer focused. We highly encourage team science projects, and projects that are intra-programmatic and have multiple principal investigators.

Our focus is to assist cancer researchers in areas such as:

  • Individual, collaborative and multi-PI grant preparation and development, editing, and review.
  • Development and preparation of grant budgets.
  • Navigating the online grant submission process and coordinating submission with Sponsored Research.
  • Grant applications to all federal, state, and private agencies for any mechanism.
  • Reviews of summary statements and guidance for grant resubmissions.
  • Identifying funding opportunities, investigator outreach and program announcement interpretation.

To better assist you, we recommend requesting assistance:

  • At least two weeks prior to the submission deadline for grant editing
  • At least four weeks before the deadline for grant development and review
  • At least six weeks before the deadline for a comprehensive grant application including grant and budget development and submission to Sponsored Research.

Projects will be on a first come, first served basis. The Cancer Center will not handle grants post award. Post-award management is supported by your home department.

The cancer center offers contract and grant support to cancer center members only. If you are interested in becoming a member, visit our membership page to learn more about the benefits of cancer center membership.

Please fill out form below to request assistance:

Contract and grant support team

Edson Kong

Edson Kong, Esq.
Proposal Coordinator

Sonal Desai

Sonal J. Desai, Ph.D.
Grant Writer/
Researcher Facilitator


Niki DeGeorge

Niki DeGeorge
Research Grant Program Administrator