“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 (level 2 login required).
  • 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.
  • Data Management & Sharing Plans - examples of plans by UMMS investigators that satisfy the new NIH requirements (level 2 login required).
  • 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.
  • Transferring Grants between Institutions - Overview of the transfer process and resources available to help work through a transfer in or out of UM.

Using eRPM

  • Using eRPM: PAFs, CTRFs & UFAs - Definitions and explanations of how to use Unfunded Agreement (UFA), Clinical Trial Routing Form (CTRF), and Proposal Approval Form (PAF) in eRPM.

Proposal Routing

Proposal Submission



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A list of Grant Services & Analysis is available in the Personnel Directory.