Arts and Sciences Research Office

Promoting Research - Proposal Development - Reviewing Proposals - Gardiner Hall, Suite 320

Proposal Preparation Overview

NOTICE: EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 15, 2019
The Office of Sponsored Programs Administration will require that all proposals be received for review through iRIS. The College of Arts and Sciences procedure will continue to require a completed signed PCF (Proposal Clearance Form), budget detail, budget justification and project narrative to be sent to the A&S Research Office for review. Proposals will still need to be submitted via sponsor guidelines (FastLane, Assist, Workspace, etc.). Upon receipt, the A&S Research office staff will load the signed PCF and supporting documents into iRIS using the "short form" option. iRIS will generate an email informing the PI that the short form has been submitted to the Sponsored Programs office. This replaces our email to Sponsored Programs with the documents.

Facilities & Administrative (F&A) - Indirect Cost Rates for Organized Research on Campus:
July 1, 2019-June 30, 2022: 56%
July 1, 2022-June 30,2023: 56.5%

The proposal section is where you will find all the information you need to prepare and route your proposal for approval so it can be submitted to the sponsor by Grants Management or Industry Contracts.

Instructions to help you prepare your proposal, as well as UofL policies and procedures, are on the Help and Guidelines page. All proposal forms are on the Proposal Forms page. Everything you need to create your budget is on the Budgeting page. The Frequently Requested Information page contains information that is often requested by sponsors and subawardees, such as links to UofL's tax exempt letter and tuition rates, among other useful information. The A&S Salary Structure (PDF) is a flow chart showing the salary structure for Institutional Base Salary (IBS) plus allowed supplemental pay and salary recovery options from grants and contracts.

Proposal Preparation

New FA Rates – Implementation Guidelines (PDF)