- Principal Investigator and each Co-Investigator
- Department Head
- West Lafayette Specialist for proposal review and signature by Purdue authorizing official
WHAT is a proposal?
A proposal is a document used to apply for sponsored program funds. Most agencies have detailed requirements for funding submissions and are often included with the Program Announcement. Although there is no such thing as a generic proposal, a number of major components are found throughout most proposals. Additional information regarding proposals and the major elements are provided on the Purdue University Sponsored Program Services website.
WHO can submit a proposal?
All faculty (tenured, tenure-track, research and clinical) are eligible to be Principal Investigators. Others requesting to submit proposals as the principal investigator for the first time must obtain special approval.
WHEN do I notify Pre-Award of my intent to submit a proposal?
You should notify OSP of all planned proposals as soon as possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting Heidi Sandquist or Mystee Eagleson. Please send a link to the sponsor guidelines and the due date if available. This early notification will provide time to review the guidelines and prioritize responsibilities related to various aspects of proposal development.
WHERE do I submit proposals?
Approval and Submission Approval Process
The OSP staff will review the final proposal and all the completed components. Proposals should be received in our office at least 5 working days in advance of the deadline. The internal submission deadline is intended to provide sufficient time for OSP and SPS review and approval, and to ensure that proposals can be submitted in time to meet sponsor deadlines.
University policy requires that proposals to external sponsors go through internal review and approval prior to submission. This process is in place to assure that, if funded, the project can be carried out as proposed and that commitments for space, personnel, or matching funds will be met. All proposals submitted must be reviewed and approved by the PI’s Department Head and the Dean of the appropriate College via CoeusLite.
Our internal routing and review process is as follows:
WHY submit a proposal?
Grant funding supports your research! It offers valuable resources such as time release, student support, equipment, supplies, travel funding, and more in exchange for your ideas in addressing or solving a specific problem. IPFW offers many valuable tools to assist in developing quality, winning proposals.