The Specifics

Early consideration of certain aspects of the work being proposed may prove helpful during the final review of your proposal. Addressing these areas in advance does not eliminate the need to revisit the relevant items at the time of award, but identifying these areas/needs during the proposal preparation process will enable a more efficient award setup later on.

Initial Considerations includes things to think about before you begin.

  • What are the Sponsor’s proposal requirements
  • Are you applying for a Gift or a Grant
  • Are you working with Human or Animal Subjects
  • Will you be Collaborating with Others
  • What are your space or facilities requirements

Budget Development – Things to understand in advance –

  • How to prepare a well thought out budget that defines the costs associated with the project.
  • What costs are allowed/disallowed by the sponsor
  • What are direct and indirect costs
  • How to use the OSP Budget Template

Proposal Submission – Things to study in advance –

  • Know all Sponsor requirements and deadlines
  • Allow time for OSP review, by adhering to service guidelines

To find help with any of these questions, it is highly recommended that you engage the appropriate administrative offices as early as possible .  Those offices are listed below.

Administrative Offices to Engage

Who Can HelpSupported Areas
Office of Sponsored ProgramsAssistance with proposals to be submitted to external sponsors
Office of Corporate and Foundation RelationsAssistance when applying for gifts or support from foundation or corporate sponsors
Office of Research Integrity and Protections (ORIP)Provides services related to requirements for those working with Human or Animal subjects. Also provide support when Export-Controlled technology requires licensing.
Environmental Health and Safety Services OfficeMust be engaged when projects involve hazardous materials.
Office of Proposal Support ServicesManage internal seed funding opportunities as well as externally funded limited submission and large interdisciplinary grant proposals.
Office of Research