Ohio University

Proposal Preparation - B14

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) Sponsored Programs Manager (SPM) collaborates with Ohio University faculty and staff on the development of grant proposals. This procedure provides general guidelines and resources for a successful proposal submission.


This procedure applies to all sponsored projects subject to OU Policy 19.045 Administering External Grants and Contracts set up as separate accounts in the OHIO Financial Management System (FMS).


ORSP Services

Assistance with access and use of the various agency systems and agency specific information

Locate and complete application packages and forms

Adherence to and interpretation of proposal guidelines

Document formatting

Obtaining Institutional Letters of Support

Budget preparation

Inter- and intra-institutional collaborations

Coordination of submission with research administrators at collaborating institutions (subawards)

Research Compliance (IRB, IACUC, COI)

Technology Transfer (Confidentiality Agreements, Material Transfer, Non-disclosure, Intellectual Property)

Prepare Technical Proposal

The Biosketch is used to highlight each individual's qualifications for a specific role in a proposed project. Refer to the Agency opportunity requirements and Agency Specific Information on this website for guidance on preparing a biosketch (SciENcv).

Proposal Submission Deadlines

Please be advised of ORSP’s one business day internal deadline for proposal submissions.  Proposals that do not meet this deadline may be submitted to the sponsor with limited to no review.  In such cases, the Principal Investigator (PI) will be responsible for actions taken by the sponsor for non-compliance. Also, there may be delays in accepting awards and establishing accounts resulting from these proposals.

Proposal Review and Approval Routing

Proposal Development Resources

The following resources are intended to support faculty and staff as they prepare grant proposals.