Pre-award services are provided to assist and facilitate faculty efforts to develop quality research and competitive proposals for sponsored funding.
- Funding Opportunity Identification and Dissemination
- Support the development of research teams
- Interact and coordinate with funding agencies and institutional leadership.
- Support research teams to develop and pilot ideas which may be fundable in the future.
Funding Opportunities and Proposal Development:
- Interpret and evaluation sponsored funding guidelines and RFPs for match to ongoing research and research development.
- Develop funding opportunity database to enhance distribution of information and to assist researchers on interpreting proposal preparation instruction and guidelines.
- Implement a system to maintain faculty research profiles and analyze publishing patterns.
- Assist researchers in the preparing proposal forms, collecting and organizing requisite documents, and editing proposal documents.
- Assist researchers in developing their proposal budget.
- Assist researchers in collecting sub-recipient scopes of work, and budget and compliance documents.
- Support collaborative research and facilitate and develop comprehensive proposals for: curriculum improvement, institutional enhancement, and institutional initiatives.
- Develop structured programs to educate faculty and staff.
Proposal Review and Submission:
- Proposal review ensures a complete understanding of the commitments made in the proposal, inclusive of requirements for cost share, facilities and space, additional personnel, and sub-recipients.
- Proposal review ensures all institutional requirements are met and the proposal is aligned with College and institutional research priorities.
- Proposal review ensures all document requirements for submission to the sponsor are met and the documentation is formatted in accordance sponsor requirements.
- The issuance of the award document generally marks the beginning of the award acceptance process.
- Federal agencies issue grant award notifications, cooperative agreements, and contracts.
- Private Foundations and Non-Profits send grant award letters and agreements.
- Commercial entities may deliver a Purchase Order.
- The depth of an award review depends on the type of award document and its terms and conditions.
- Many federally issued grant awards, for example NIH and NSF, include standard terms and conditions which are acceptable "as is".
- Grant awards issued by organizations that do not use standard terms and conditions may require a more in depth review before they are officially accepted.