I’ve found a funding opportunity or an RFP, now what?
The sponsor’s funding announcement or request for proposals (RFP) will provide you details about eligibility, what costs you can apply for and the required forms for the application. Be sure you also search for post-award guidelines, which explain things like the sponsor’s expectations for accounting and reporting.
What are the deadlines for proposal submission?
The University requires all proposals to be submitted to your institutional representative at least 5 full working days before the sponsor’s due date. To find internal deadline dates for common due dates, go to the Office of Research Administration website
How do I develop a timeline to prepare my proposal?
Best practice is to work backward. Don’t forget, you need 5 business days for institutional review! For more information about internal proposal deadlines, click here.
What is involved in the proposal process?
You, the applicant and the Principal Investigator, are responsible for:
- writing the research plan
- providing budget details to your RPM
- writing a budget justification
- gathering biosketches for the research team
- obtaining a PI waiver (if necessary)
- keeping your mentor and research administrator apprised
For a quick overview of who does what during proposal preparation take a look at, and print for your team, the Proposal Process page.