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Submitting Proposals through Discovery Park

Once the PI has decided to run a proposal through DP, the PI should contact the appropriate center director and/or managing director. Upon center approval to proceed, he/she will contact their home Pre-Award Center to begin work on the proposal.

The assigned Pre-Award specialist will provide proposal development support throughout the process. These services include, but are not limited to:

  • Review sponsor guidelines and identify key issues in advance
  • 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
  • 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
  • Provide Institutional approval for proposal