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Proposal Guidelines


PRE-PRE-AWARD: So, you ve got this great idea and you want to write a proposal

  • Matching Your Idea with the Proper Funding Source
    • Federal Agencies
    • Private Foundation or Corporation

PRE-AWARD: Writing the proposal

  • Preproposals
  • Proposal Development
  • Contracting with Private Firms
  • Proposal/Award Form
    • Cost Share Contribution
    • Indirect Cost Recovery
  • Interdisciplinary Projects
  • Federal Regulations
  • Budget Development
  • Indirect Costs
  • Cost Sharing, Matching Funds, and In-Kind Contributions
  • Communicating with Funding Agencies
  • Proposal Revisions

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: Letting go and seeing it safely out the door

UNSUCCESSFUL PROPOSALS: What should you do now?

POST-AWARD: The care and feeding of your award

  • Receipt of Award
  • Project Administration
  • Contracting Authority
  • Establishing a Project Account
  • Cost Accounting Standards
  • Direct Costs
  • Budget Revisions
  • Cost Transfers
  • Subcontracts
  • Grant and Contract Close-Out Procedures
  • Final Technical Report

APPENDIX B: How to Write a Grant Proposal

  • Grant Application Checklist
  • Grant Tips
  • Tips from the National Science Foundation