Grant Proposal Timeline

The following timeline is in place to ensure a timely submission and optimal level of support from the various offices and individuals required to submit the proposal. 

The number one rule of grant writing is Start Early!

8-12 weeks before deadline:

  • Discuss your proposal concept and timeline with your Chair
  • Notify the Office of Sponsored Research of your intent to apply by submitting the Intent to Submit Form 
  • Schedule Kickoff meeting with Nicole Wallens (OSRP) and Arlene Chubbuck (Business Affairs)
  • Set up account on and add AOR and SPO access (NB: if you are registering for the first time, you will need to register as a PI and request access from Arlene Chubbuck )
  • Compile list of all required documents 
    • (See our checklist and cf requirements of specific solicitation)

2-4 weeks before deadline:

  • Submit budget outline and justification to Arlene Chubbuck for approval

2 weeks before deadline:

  • Submit project summary and budget to Nicole Wallens for approval and/or letter of support from Chair and/or Dean

1 week before deadline:

  • Upload all final documents to submission portal, and notify OSRP when ready for submission