The Pre-Award phase represents the beginning of the grant lifecycle, which includes announcing opportunities, submitting applications and reviewing applications.

  1. Submitting an Intent to Submit

  2. Planning your application

    1. Carefully read through the Program Announcement

    2. Mark the due date/deadline

    3. Call the Program Officer cited in the Announcement for guidance

    4. Meet with your analyst as soon as you can

    5. Obtain prior approvals

    6. Ask your analyst for a proposal checklist specific to your funding mechanism

    7. Begin collating key elements:

      1. Biosketch

      2. Budget (what is allowable vs. unallowable)

      3. Budget Justification

      4. Project Narrative

      5. References

      6. Appendix, if applicable

      7. Project Description

      8. IRB approval, if applicable

      9. Is your Conflict of Interest certificate up to date?

      10. If you have subawards, do you have their budget, budget justification, scope of work, letter of intent and sub determination form?

      11. Letters of Support

      12. Cover Letter

Please complete an Intent to submit form:

Proposal Submission Workflow

View the proposal submission workflow (PDF)