Proposal Development Route

step 1

Step 1: Develop an Original Idea

You

  • Review the literature
  • Notify the chair
  • Contact PDO

PDO

  • Identifies potential funding sources and/or collaborators
  • Identifies previously funded projects

step 2

Step 2: Pre-Proposal Activities

You

  • Review potential sources
  • Prepare brief pre-proposal with budget estimate
  • Contact potential sponsors

PDO

  • Assists in proposal planning
  • Serves as liaison with agency personnel
  • Provides institutional descriptions of UK facilities and resources

step 3

Step 3: Draft Your Proposal

You

  • Prepare complete draft and ask colleagues to review
  • Contact College Grants Officer for budget assistance
  • Contact ORI for compliance requirements
  • Submit separate protocols to institutional review committees

PDO

  • Critiques proposal drafts
  • Provides feedback and necessary referrals

Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA)

  • Assists with budget preparation
  • Assists with sponsor guidelines and forms

step 4

Step 4: Prepare and Submit Formal Proposal

You

  • Revise final draft
  • Obtain approval from institutional review committee
  • Complete Internal Approval Form
  • Brief deans or other administrative personnel on the project

Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA)

  • Reviews proposal for compliance with sponsor and UK guidelines
  • Transmits proposal to sponsor

step 5

Step 5: Follow-up

You

  • Be available for negotiation discussion and revision
  • If not funded, contact PDO for assistance in planning resubmission

Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA)

  • Determines status of pending proposal
  • If funded, reviews award terms and negotiates any changes

PDO

  • If not funded, advises on resubmission strategies

step 6

Step 6: Activate Your Award

You

  • Provide any required sponsor forms or internal documents (e.g. revised budgets, IRB approval)

Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA)

  • Transmits award information to Research Financial Services

Research Financial Services

  • Establishes an account number and informs OSPA

step 7

Step 7: Revised Application

You

  • Respond to reviewer comments
  • Draft resubmission application

PDO

  • Reviews & critiques resubmission application