Proposal Development

Pre-Award Services

The Office of Sponsored Projects Accounting (OSPA) assists faculty, staff and students with a host of pre-award processes in support of garnering external funds for research and scholarship pursuits, including:

  • identifying funding opportunities
  • understanding requests for proposals and sponsor requirements
  • assisting with the components of a proposal including the budget, agency forms and subcontracting plans
  • submitting the application to the sponsor
  • negotiating contracts and subawards
  • establishing or modifying the account once an award has been made or revised
  • representing the university in communicating to the sponsor items that require prior approval
  • training faculty, staff and students in sponsored projects policies and procedures including proposal development and submission


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