Glendon Research Services can assist you through the entire grant writing process, from advice on the content of your proposal and help develop your develop budgets, to final technical reviews and gathering signatures for submission. Our team can also help you identify opportunities for research funding, partnership development and knowledge dissemination.

Additionally, we offer guidance with equity, diversity and inclusion,  knowledge mobilization plans and post award administration. 

The Research Glendon office needs up to 10 business days for the internal processing of the application. However, grant applications vary in their complexity and we encourage you to contact us far in advance of the agency deadline so we can work together on your proposal from the very beginning.

Get In Touch With Us

If you have any questions or would like to book a consultation , please contact the Research Office at

Pre-grant Application Supports

  • Financing opportunities
  • Strategic financing planning,
  • Support in preparing the various sections of an application,
  • Sharing of successful applications
  • Development of application writing tools
  • Obtaining signatures from university officers

Submitting an Application to the Funder

All proposals by York researchers for external funding of research projects must be processed through the ORS before being submitted to a funding sponsor association or granting agency. This applies to all external research applications regardless of the role of the York researcher (principal investigator, co-applicant, collaborator, etc.). Please note the Signature Policy Memo which outlines the deadlines for submission to ORS in order to obtain a signature based on the type of application.

With the help their home Research office, York researcher must also obtain approval of the application from his/her Department Chair (if applicable) and the Faculty Dean by completing an ORS Checklist (pdf) or ORS Checklist (DocuSign) and obtaining the required signatures. The Chair’s and Dean’s approval are required to assure that the researcher has the necessary time and that adequate facilities and resources are or will be made available to the researcher to undertake the research project, if successful.

Post-Award Support

  • 1st line support for fund administration management issues
  • Communication with funding agencies
  • Ongoing eligibility verification upon request from funding agencies,
  • Obtain signatures of university officers.
  • Financial reporting
  • Budget tracking

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