OSP must receive the complete proposal package at least five (5) business days prior to the sponsor’s deadline. Your department or college may have additional deadlines ahead of OSP’s. Please be sure to contact your chair and dean/director as early as possible in your proposal development process to ensure you can meet their internal deadlines for reviewing and signing off on the PTF.
The current version of these forms are available under "Required Proposal Forms" on our Policy & Forms page
OSP is responsible for ensuring compliance with the funder, government and the university requirements to maintain ethical research practices and to reduce institutional risk. OSP will carefully review the PTF for compliance issues that will need to be addressed prior to the research occurring. These include, but are not limited to:
Secondly, OSP provides an administrative review to ensure the proposal meets the sponsor’s guidelines and requirements for content and formatting. This review is performed to ensure that your proposal meets the highest standards possible before submission.
If the sponsor is a private foundation or corporation, OSP will facilitate CFR’s review and signature on the PTF.
If the proposal includes cost-share, OSP will facilitate the Controller’s review (to certify the funds obligated are available to be used as cost share) and signature on the PTF.
For all proposals, letters of intent, pre-proposals, etc., OSP will facilitate the Provost’s review and signature as the award will ultimately be an agreement between the institution and the sponsor.
All proposals will be submitted by the assigned SRO within OSP, unless otherwise determined during the proposal meeting.
Funding decisions vary by sponsor and typically can take up to six months. Please communicate with your SRO if you are contacted for more information during the sponsor’s award review process.