Proposal Process

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Step 1: Generate your idea

  • Define your general area of interest
  • The Sponsored Programs Office offers several Interest Areas to support collaboration.

Step 2: Find funding

  • Faculty member searches funding opportunities
  • Faculty determines proposal requirements and notifies pre-award team of intent to submit proposal

Step 3: Develop your proposal

  • Faculty writes technical proposal
  • Faculty determines resource
  • Faculty secures Department/ Dean commitment
  • Faculty completes all sponsor required forms
  • ORGS prepares budgets, application, and cost share forms with faculty input
  • ORGS “Packages the Proposal” and obtains signatures

Step 4: Submit your proposal

  • ORGS sends proposal to SPS in PUWL for review
  • West Lafayette SPS reviews proposal and obtains institutional authorization
  • West Lefayette SPS submitts proposal to sponsor

Step 5: Achieve your objectives