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How to Submit an External Proposal at SIUE

Download GRANT AND CONTRACT ROUTING FORM (used for both proposals and awards)

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Submitting an External Grant - Procedures

1. Follow agency guidelines to find the application deadline date. Check if this date is a postmark or electronic submission receipt date. Contact our Pre-Award Staff to discuss a paln for your submission, contact information for our Pre-Arard Staff can be found here: http://www.siue.edu/graduate/faculty-staff.shtml

2. Make sure your proposal and budget match the agency guidelines. For help with proposal and budget development, please contact our Pre-Award Staff as early as possible in the development process, contact information for our Pre-Award Staff can be found here: http://www.siue.edu/graduate/faculty-staff.shtml

3. Obtain a " Grant/Contract Routing Form."

4. Negotiate budget items, such as released time or matching funds, with your department chairperson and/or dean before obtaining their signatures on the "Grant/Contract Routing Form."

5. Complete the "Grant/Contract Routing Form." Be sure to obtain the signatures of your chairperson and dean.

6. Once you have these signatures, please submit the full proposal, a copy of the program guidelines, and the "Grant/Contract Routing Form" to Tammy Smart in ORP AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS BEFORE THE AGENCY DEADLINE DATE. The proposal will be checked for compliance, budget correctness, and signatures. The proposal will be copied and mailed or electronically submitted by ORP staff.

Please contact our Pre-Award staff early when submitting an electronic submission to agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) or to the Grants.gov portal. Make sure to give ORP the correct mailing address/electronic submission information as well as the guidelines.

Download these instructions.

Assistance Available in the Office of Research & Projects

For finding funding sources: Contact our Pre-Award Staff, their contact information can be found here: http://www.siue.edu/graduate/faculty-staff.shtml 

For budget questions: Contact our Pre-Award Staff, their contact information can be found here: http://www.siue.edu/graduate/faculty-staff.shtml 

For a review of draft of proposal narrative: Contact our Pre-Award Staff, their contact information can be found here: http://www.siue.edu/graduate/faculty-staff.shtml

For human subject, animal care, or other compliance questions: Contact our Ethical Compliance Staff, their contact information can be found here: http://www.siue.edu/graduate/faculty-staff.shtml 

For assistance with the "Grant/Contract Routing Form": Contact our Pre-Award or Post-Award Staff, their contact information can be found here: http://www.siue.edu/graduate/faculty-staff.shtml

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