Pre-Award Information

“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.

Proposal Preparation

  • 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.


Using eRPM


Proposal Routing


Proposal Submission