Proposal Development Timeline


Your First Line of Assistance: Department Administrators

Your Department Administrator (DA) will be a valuable resource throughout the application process. DAs provide assistance with proposal planning and coordination, budget development, human resource issues, document compilation, and proposal submission. DAs also serve as a liaison to the various central research offices. Contact your DA.

Eight Steps to Submitting Your Application

  1. Select funding opportunity
  2. Notify Department Administrator (DA)
  3. Read/review solicitation; DA sends copy to the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS)
  4. Develop scope of work
  5. Confirm collaborators
  6. Prepare budget and budget justification
  7. Complete sponsor’s application per solicitation
  8. Prepare forms and obtain signatures:
  • Proposal Certification (PC) form (example)
  • Dean’s PC Form
  • Conflict of Interest (COI) financial disclosure statement (annual); Complete in RMS.
  • Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) training (one-time only); Complete in Learn@Work.