The Institutional Strategic Awards (ISA) team focuses on pre-award development and post-award management of the largest and most complex grants, contracts, prizes and awards at Simon Fraser University (SFU). As SFU’s sponsored research funding approaches the $140M mark, our researchers are increasingly pursuing larger and more complex opportunities. The ISA is a complete re-think of how the university approaches these larger projects. A team of facilitators, writers and project managers provides the appropriate level of support for each type of opportunity. A large PI-driven grant with multiple institutional and/or community partners requires a very different support team from a CFI-driven infrastructure proposal. The ISA is structured to do both - and to handle complex financial or legal requirements as well.