Support is available with:
- Finding suitable funding sources for your research.
- Liaising with sponsors and federal agencies program officers.
- Interpreting program guidelines, and technical and eligibility requirements.
- Writing the proposal according to various funders’ guidelines and review criteria.
- Entering your proposal into the University’s tracking system RASCAL.
- Reviewing and editing your proposal.
- Developing a budget.
- Drafting any supporting documents.
- Completing sponsors’ online application forms.
Funding Application Procedures (Pre-award):
- All funding applications need to be processed by the University’s Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) Office.
- SPA need to receive funding applications 5 working days before the submission deadline.
- Each application must be entered into the University’s on-line proposal tracking system RASCAL to facilitate this review.
- The SPA review generally focuses on technical and budget related issues to insure that applications adhere to both University regulations and sponsor’s technical requirements.
Tips for Proposal Preparation
- It’s critical to read program announcements thoroughly both to understand the technical requirements, but more importantly to be sure to align your project to the funder’s objectives.
- Most grant programs have a check list or concise description of what you must submit and eligibility requirements. Identifying that material at the outset saves time and minimizes stress.
- It is also essential to carefully read the review criteria, which provide important information on what the reviewers will be looking for in the proposal.