Each sponsored project represents a contract between the grantor (government agency, foundation, or corporation) and the university. For this reason, all faculty and staff members seeking external support from a government agency must obtain administrative approval through this office. Students seeking such support should apply through a faculty member.
For sponsored project applications to private sponsors, the approval process will be led by Instutional Advancememt (IA), which will work with our office to develop and route the pre-application materials within two weeks of the sponsor deadline. For these applications, you should follow the submission protocols of IA. You can find a list of development officers here.
1. Inform this office at the earliest opportunity that you intend to submit an application for funding. If given sufficient notice, this office can assist you in planning and developing your application as well as with technical matters.
2. Provide the following pre-application information and materials to the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs within two weeks of the agency deadline.
Pre-Application Information and Materials (Two Weeks Prior to Agency Deadline)
3. This office will prepare a budget, which will be reviewed by the project leader. A member of this office will complete the application review/clearnance form and compile and circulate the pre-application materials for approval. (To ensure time for all of the necessary signatures, the circulation process should begin at least two weeks (ten working days) before the agency deadline. If you cannot meet this schedule, inform this office as soon as possible.)
4. Although the number of office staff is limited, when time permits, editorial service is available. To request this service, you should submit the complete application narrative two weeks prior to the agency deadline. Although every reasonable effort will be made to review your document as quickly as possible, you should expect a turnaround time of approximately a week.
5. The final proposal materials must be submitted to this office at least three working days before the agency's submission deadline to permit adequate time for document compilation, proper review, and the timely mailing of paper submissions or possible complications associated with electronic submissions. Although we strive to be as helpful as possible, given the workload of this office, we cannot gaurantee the timely submission of those applications for which the project leader does not provide the full set of materials in final form within the requested time period.
Click here for a checklist of things to consider when developing your proposal.