Apply for a Sponsored Project

For all proposals, letters of intent, pre-proposals, subaward commitments and unfunded research-related agreements and contracts, OSP will facilitate the Provost’s review and signature as the contract ultimately binds Seattle University with an external entity.

A Proposal Transmittal Form is required for all full proposals. It is required for all letters of intent and pre-proposals ("pre-applications") when one or more of these is true:

  • the pre-application is required to be submitted by the Office of Sponsored Projects,
  • the pre-application requires an Authorized Official institutional signature,
  • the pre-application has a line item budget,
  • the pre-application includes cost-share,
  • the project will include a request for a faculty course release; or
  • the anticipated budget is over $50,000.

If a PTF is required at the pre-application stage, it will be required again at the full proposal stage if any significant changes have occurred within the budget, personnel, or scope of the project.

If the pre-application does not meet any of the above qualifications, the PTF is only required at the full proposal stage. However, OSP must receive a final copy of the submitted pre-application.

The PI should contact OSP at the pre-application stage for OSP to determine the necessity of a PTF. If a letter of intent, pre-proposal, subaward commitment, or proposal is submitted without a PTF, and thus without institutional reviews and approvals, the University holds the right to decline the grant or contract if awarded. A PTF will be required after the fact for any proposal submitted without one.



Click here for more proposal resources. Please don't hesitate to contact us at any stage during this process!


Roles & Responsibilities

Applying for external funding is a collaboration between the principal investigator/project director and their department/college, the OSP, and the Office of the Provost. Depending on the nature of the proposal, the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations and/or the Office of the Controller may be involved.