Sponsored Program Pre-Award Services is dedicated to supporting the proposal development activities for all faculty. We will partner with Principal Investigators in proposal preparation, serving as a key resource in all matters related to University policies for proposal development and submission. Our goal is to meet or exceed faculty expectations for all Pre-Award activities.
Our Pre-Award Specialists perform the functions of the academic business office and Sponsored Program Services. These services include but are not limited to:
Review sponsor guidelines and identify key issues
Facilitate meetings with PI, business office, and other appropriate individuals
Collaborate with VPR staff, as appropriate, during the proposal process
Develop timeline for all input and approvals
Prepare the budget and review the budget justification
Secure subcontract information
Assist with cost share commitments and documentation
Involve University Contracting Group services if needed
Assist with sponsor forms and electronic submission systems
Assure the proposal meets all sponsor guidelines and is in final form
Obtain appropriate academic and business office signatures
Assist with sponsor requests for re-budgets, Just in Time information, etc.
Provide Institutional approval for proposal
Once a Principal Investigator has decided to submit a proposal, the PI should contact the appropriate Pre-Award Center. The e-mail should include the PI name, unit, sponsor, deadline and reference to sponsor guidelines when available. Once the Pre-Award team receives this information you will be contacted by a team member. We also offer on-site services at a location convenient to the PI.