Proposal Preparation Services

The Research Facilitation Office will assist with proposal preparation as requested by faculty and staff. Services may include:

  • Serving as a liaison between faculty, the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), Sponsored Program Accounting (SPA), the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) and the Office of Intellectual Property, Commercialization and Development
  • Assist in reviewing and interpreting sponsor’s funding opportunity notifications
  • Prepare and review budget and budget justification
  • Prepare and review current and pending support forms and biographical sketches
  • Assemble proposal packages (, fastlane, etc.)
  • Complete and upload appropriate documents into the Sponsored Programs System (SPS)
  • Create cost sharing letters for departmental approval and documentation
  • Prepare internal proposal routing and approval forms 
  • Monitor new contracts from award notification to account establishment
  • Draft and process requests for tentative account numbers
  • Draft and process award modifications

Please contact our office as soon as possible with requests for support in proposal preparation to allow for sufficient time for assistance. As a reminder, all proposals must be submitted to OSP via SPS for approval at least 3 business days prior to submission to the sponsor.