Proposal Submission Requirements

Information about all proposals to external funding agencies must be entered into and routed for approvals in the University’s electronic research administration system, Niner Research, prior to submission to the sponsor. Please see Research Policy 20.2 for details on the required internal deadlines related to proposal submissions. Proposals that do not meet these requirements will not be submitted.

Minimum Attachments Required to Submit a Proposal:

  • Proposal Announcement Guidelines
  • Budget (Internal, even if detailed budget not required by sponsor)
  • Narrative Budget Justification (Internal, even if not required by sponsor)
  • Proposal Narrative or Scope of Work

If subawards to other organizations are included, this information is needed for each organization:

  • Subrecipient form
  • Budget
  • Narrative Budget Justification
  • Scope of work
  • F&A Agreement
  • Institutional Letter of Intent/Commitment (optional)

The following must be complete prior to the University being able to submit a proposal:

  • Internal Processing Form (IPF) must have been entered into Niner Research in accordance with University policies
  • IPF is complete, has been certified as accurate, and has been approved by all applicable approvers
  • Conflict of Interest (COI) disclosures have been completed by all senior/key personnel (including external personnel meeting that definition)