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Research and Sponsored Programs

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Process to Submit a Proposal

Develop Idea and Determine Eligibility

Select Potential Sponsor

Develop Proposal

Write Your Grant/Develop the Budget

Submit Proposal to Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

The ORSP submits all grant proposals on behalf of the university to the appropriate funding agencies. The ultimate responsibility for meeting the funding agency’s submission deadline lies with the Principal Investigator/Project Director (PI/PD). If the funding agency specifies a deadline date for submission, the PI is responsible for delivering the proposal to the ORSP 2 weeks (10 business days) before the proposal deadline if ORSP will complete the budget or 1 week (5 business days) before the proposal deadline if the PI will complete the budget.


The following procedure applies to grant submissions:

If the Project is Funded:

ORSP will oversee contract execution, and if necessary subcontract agreement(s), account setup, relay cost center information to the Principle Investigator, establish the cost center budget; oversee and approve expenditures, complete invoices and financial reporting requirements, plus work with department personnel to coordinate the project.

If the Project is Not Funded: