“Pre-Award” constitutes anything that facilitates a proposal’s creation and submission, prior to the award being received. The following pages contain resources, tools and guidance that is available to assist our Research Administrators with their day-to-day activities.
- Grant Proposal Sampler
Internal site with example proposals for viewing.
- Budgeting / Costs
This page contains a variety of information on budgeting various types of proposals, and includes a variety of topics from Budgeting Personnel to Budgeting Industry Studies and Clinical Trials.
- Requesting Letters of Support / Commitment
This Office of Research pages walks you through the process of requesting and obtaining letters of support or commitment.
- NIH Specifics, Tips and Tricks
Links to information on many NIH topics such as preparing a Biosketch, Resubmission, Training (T) Grant, or Cover Letter.
- Space FAQs
Frequently asked questions regarding space on the PAF and the approvals process.
Overview of the transfer process and resources available to help work through a transfer in or out of UM.
- Unfunded Agreement (UFA)
Defines the UFA and provides guidance on how it is handled in eRPM.
- Clinical Trial Routing Form (CTRF)
Explains what a CTRF is, as well as when, why, and how to use it in eRPM.
- Proposal Approval Form (PAF)
Describes the PAF, provides links to training on how to prepare one in eRPM, and explains the difference between a PRE and a PAF.
- Assistance for Med School Departments: Streamlined Review Services
Various resources/services to meet the needs of departments routing proposals.
- Grant Routing Deadlines
A Medical School deadline calculator tool and chart of upcoming (and past) NIH deadlines with our corresponding deadlines noted.
- Proposal Review Checklists
A 'checklist' that can be used to verify the completeness of the documents required in a grant application prior to routing the proposal.
- Routing Medical School Proposals
A listing of all admin shell components required by the Grant Review & Analysis Office for review of Medical School proposals.
- Routing Non-Medical School Proposals
A listing of all admin shell components required by the Grant Review & Analysis Office for review of Non-Medical School proposals.
- Department Contacts & Authorized Signers
This page provides links to both "pre-award" research administrators and authorized signers listed by Medical School department.
- Proposal Finalization Checklist
This checklist provides you with key items to check before finalizing a proposal (reflective of issues commonly found prior to submission).
- Ready to Finalize?
This best practice explains the process of creating and reviewing the 'final' PDF prior to finalizing or submitting a NIH proposal.
- Submission Service Policy
Our policy on submitting PHS system-to-system electronic proposals.
- Medical School Veterans Affairs IPAs
This explains the process of submitting VA IPAs in the Medical School.
- Review of Proposals in the Commons
This document clarifies the NIH 2-day window following proposal submission and the ability to reject/resubmit a proposal.
- Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP)
Provides guidance for submitting and processing proposals and awards. Their website contains additional tools and resources to assist you.