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Proposal Steps

Step 1: Develop Idea

  • Know the field and assess the competition.
  • Choose a topic driven by a strong hypothesis.

Step 2: Select Potential Sponsor

  • Verify that topic is compatible with agency funding interests.
  • Consider agency limits on budget, # of applicants and geographic area.

Step 3: Submit Notice of Intent Form to Develop a Sponsored Project Proposal to the ORSP.

  • Submit this form through your Department Chair and Dean to ORSP.  ORSP will obtain approval from the Assistant VP of ORSP once idea has been developed and sponsor selected

Step 4: Develop Proposal

  • Allow plenty of time for this important activity.
  • Get input from colleagues.
  • Use correct forms, follow instructions and complete all parts of application. (ORSP can help with the required forms.)
  • Keep Department Chair and ORSP informed of the progress.

Step 5: Submit Proposal & Authorization Form to Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

  • ORSP will obtain signature of Authorized Institutional Representative and will submit to agency.

Step 6: Submit Proposal to Sponsor

  • Through


  • Mail or hand carry to ensure delivery by any posted deadline.

Step 7: Follow-Through with Sponsor

  • Provide additional information, as requested.

If project is funded:

  • Conduct the project
    (keep sponsor and UHD informed of progress or problems)
  • Deliver reports on time
  • Follow up with renewal proposal

If project is not funded:

  • Request reviews (These can be very helpful in a resubmission)
  • Revise and resubmit or start over


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Last updated or reviewed on 1/22/13

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