Proposal Process

The Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Projects is your first stop for all investigator-initiated research and scholarship grant applications. 

The first step in preparing a proposal for external funding is to notify OSSP of your interest. OSSP will assist you in developing your proposal, provide you with resources, and help you obtain the required university approvals. Please refer to the Proposal Development Process Guide and the Proposal Development Process Flow Chart for guidance in preparing your grant proposal in the university's Grants Management Policies and Procedures manual

Proposals to external sponsors must be submitted to OSSP at least five full business days before the application due date, along with a completed Grant Transmittal Form. Proposals requiring matching funds, additional resources or facilities, modifications of space, or any special requirements or resources must be submitted to OSSP at least three full weeks before the application due date.

Grant Transmittal Form

The Grant Transmittal Form documents the review and approval of proposed activities, resources, and commitments included in a grant application to an external sponsor. This transmittal form also identifies administrative, regulatory, and financial issues that must be identified or addressed before an application is submitted and an award is received. This form uses the university's DocuSign online system to complete and route for signatures.

OSSP must receive this completed and signed grant transmittal form, a copy of the application, and final project budget for review and processing prior to submitting the grant application to the sponsor.