Application Preparation and Submission
The Office of Research and Grants provides oversight for application preparation and submission by providing grant preparation education and pre-award assistance. Although faculty are requested to write or draft their own project proposals, we will review and edit, assist with adherence to guidelines, search for likely funding opportunities, and submit the final proposal. This includes the review of all proposals to ensure compliance with federal, institutional, and private sponsor guidelines and mandates before submission to the funding agency by the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR).
Grant Preparation Education
- Presentations (faculty meetings and new faculty orientation)
- Grant development and preparation workshops
- One-on-one grant development and writing training
- Locates external funding opportunities
- Assists with the preparation grant proposals (narratives, forms, and budgets)
- Secures the appropriate signatures required for grant submission (routing)
- Submits grant applications to the funding agency
Starting Your Application
The Office of Research and Grants provides pre-award services to help you prepare and submit applications for external funding. These services include grant preparation education (workshops, presentations, and individual meetings) as well as assistance locating external funding opportunities. Please contact Leigh Lipscomb if you need assistance identifying funding opportunities.
- Get a brilliant idea!
- Identify a funding opportunity,
- Review sponsor guidelines for eligibility,
- Read entire funding opportunity,
- Determine if the funding opportunity is right for you,
- Are you eligible?
- Does your project fit with the funder's goals and objectives?
- Will your costs be allowable?
- Can you provide matching funds, if required?
- Match your needs to the funding opportunity,
- Identify challenges and benefits.
- Identify potential partners (internal and external).
- Conduct a resource analysis.
- Reachable with substantial effort, or
- Make sure that you have enough time to produce a quality proposal.
Click here to learn more about Starting Your Application.