Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) provides guidance in developing, processing, and submitting formal proposals and grant applications for sponsored research.

The process of seeking and obtaining externally funded research or training grants can be challenging. The Proposal and Grant Life-Cycle Diagram and the Proposal and Grant Submission Timeline Tool, shown below, will help you understand research policies and procedures and identify important milestones associated with applying for grants.

Funded Projects and Grants Life-Cycle and Timeline

The Proposal and Grant Life-Cycle Diagram

Find Funding Prepare a Proposal Route and Submit a Proposal Manage an Award

Proposal and Grant Submission Timeline Tool

The following is a tool to help you plan your schedule to assure that your timing leads to the submission of a fundable proposal by the funders submission due date.  This tool calculates critical dates backwards based on the proposal due date.

Enter the Proposal Due Date (MM/DD/YYYY)

 

FINAL PROPOSAL TO SPONSORED PROGRAMS

Submit your final working version of your proposal to Sponsored Programs 10 days before the proposal due date: 

 

FULL WORKING VERSION TO SPONSORED PROGRAMS

Submit a full working draft of your proposal to Sponsored Programs 14 days before the proposal due date: 

BUDGET AND JUSTIFICATION TO SPONSORED PROGRAMS

Work with Sponsored Programs to develop a working version of your budget and budget justification 30 days before the proposal due date: 

MEET WITH Sponsored Programs TO DISCUSS PROPOSAL

Meet with Sponsored Programs to discuss your proposal and funding source 60 days before the proposal due date: 

IDEA GENERATED AND FUNDING IDENTIFICATION

Generate a fundable idea for a grant proposal and work (with Sponsored Programs or independently) to identify a potential funding source 60 days or more before proposal due date: