Proposal Development

The staff of the ORSSP is committed to providing the very best service possible to assist faculty members providing institute endorsement and submitting proposal, and for accepting awards on behalf of the GSURSF.

The Principal Investigator (PI) is responsible for preparing the proposal and working closely with their Grant Coordinator through the proposal preparation and submission process.

The following steps should be taken by investigators to facilitate proper processing of all proposals:

Step 1: Contact your Grant Coordinator

You should contact your grant coordinator early in the proposal preparation process to register the proposal and to provide necessary programmatic information regarding the funding.
Schedule an appointment with your Grant Coordinator to establish proposal timeline for internal routing and deadline for submission of final proposal documents to the ORSSP.
Send web address and/or copy of the funding opportunity to your Grant Coordinator before the scheduled meeting.

Contact information for Grant Coordinators can be found here.

Step 2: Provide Budgetary Information

You should submit all budgetary information to your Grant Coordinator and review sponsor requirements for allowable costs to the budget; identify budget restrictions (e.g. minimum/maximum), dates of performance, and F&A limits/restriction

Step 3: Research Integrity

Research Integrity:

• Financial Conflict of Interest Screening & Training must be completed before all proposals are submitted to the sponsor
• Responsible Conduct of Research Training must be completed for proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation before an award will be set-up
• Human Subjects (may require IRB protocols and approvals)
• Laboratory animals (may require IACUC protocols and approvals)
• Biological materials (may require IBC protocols and approvals)

Step 4: Cloud Express

Internal approval is now processed through the Cloud Express system. Tutorials on using Cloud Express can be found here. For more information, please contact your grant coordinator.

Click HERE to enter the Cloud Express system.

Step 5: Academic and Administrative Review and Approval

All proposals must be routed within Cloud Express for academic and administrative review and approval before being submitted to a funding agency. The ORSSP must receive the completed proposal materials at least 5 business days in advance of the submission deadline.

After departmental and collegiate approval has been granted, the proposal is submitted for final review by the Executive Director, Georgia Southern University Research & Service Foundation for completeness and compliance with institutional and federal regulations. Upon completion of the ORSSP review, the proposal is submitted.

Last updated: 6/21/2016

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