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Letter of Support

Research development works with Drexel leaders to secure letters of support and commitment for proposals to funding agencies, regional governments and other special interests.


  1. Determine if a letter is required or recommended by the soliciting organization or funding agency.

  2. Identify who needs to sign your letter (e.g., executive vice provost, president, provost).

  3. Determine what the letter needs to illustrate (e.g., infrastructure support, cost sharing, general support).

  4. Prepare the draft letter using this template as a guide [DOC].

  5. Have your associate dean for research (ADR) review the letter.

  6. Send the letter as a Word file (.doc or .docx) and include the solicitation information (hyperlink) in the email to Please give us a timeframe for when you need the letter returned.

  7. We will review the letter and contact you with any clarifications or edits.

Please note that letters should be of the highest quality before you send them to our office for review.

Should you have any questions, please email