We would like to know of your intentions to submit as early as possible and at least 30 days prior to the sponsor’s deadline is preferred.

We understand tight turn-around times and will work with you to meet the external deadlines. The more lead time we have, however, the more we can help.

We encourage investigators to work with your CGO to develop a detailed budget for the project. The CGO will ensure adequacy of requested resources and compliance with sponsor and university regulations.

UK requires program directors/principal investigators (PD/PI) to provide a project title and drafts of the project budget, budget justification, and abstract for review and approval prior to proposal submission. These documents are attached to the electronic Internal Approval Form (eIAF).

eIAFs must be approved by the PD/PI, co-investigators, and other faculty who are named as Senior Key Personnel, regardless of their role on the project. Additionally, the eIAF must be approved (certified) by the Chairs, College Grant Officers, and ADRs of each represented faculty member.

The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA) requires the eIAF to be fully executed at least three (3) business days prior to the sponsor’s published deadline.

To increase likelihood of complete routing at least three business days before the sponsor’s deadline, we recommend initiating the eIAF ten (10) business days before the published due date.

No. However, your CGOs would still like to work with you on internal grant submissions. We can ensure you have requested adequate resources, obtained the necessary departmental approvals, and we can assist with the preparation and submission of your proposal.

No. Most grants are made to the institution and not to individual investigators. As such, the institution has a responsibility to review and approve any commitment of resources (effort, lab space, cost sharing, etc.), ensure alignment with the institution’s missions and values, and capture all of the sponsor-required investigator certifications.

We hope this doesn’t happen. If it does, we may decline the award if it is not in the best interest of the institution. If the award is accepted, the institution may negotiate significant changes to the budget and/or the terms of the project. This can cause a significant delay in account set-up.

We ly encourage investigators to notify their CGO when they intend to submit a pre-application or letter of intent. We report on all proposal activity and would like to reflect your efforts on the reports. Furthermore, OSPA requires an eIAF for pre-applications that require a budget. Your CGO can help you navigate internal and external requirements for these pre-submissions.

Voluntary cost sharing is typically prohibited, but sometimes it is necessary for us to assume some of the costs of the project. Before you may add cost share to a proposal budget, it must be approved in advance by the appropriate Chair and the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies prior to proposal submission to ensure compliance with University cost share policies. When necessary, it may have to be approved by the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration.

Yes. The Office of Research tracks proposal (pre-application, letter of intent, etc.) submissions throughout their life cycle, and the final funding decision is critical to successful tracking. We provide funding decisions to OSPA so the institutional record is complete as well. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we can work with you to determine a resubmission strategy when appropriate