|Printable version of this Checklist in a Word Document|
|Determine principal investigator and organization’s eligibility based on the Request for Proposal (RFP).|
|Contact your department’s Unit Business Manager (UBM) and Chair.|
|Update your Conflict of Interest if necessary.|
|Research involving human subjects, animals, biohazardous materials and/or other potential research risks may require prior approval of protocols well in advance. Please see the UofL Compliance Offices page for information and links to the various compliance offices.|
|Proposals requiring Intellectual property agreements may require additional time to assemble. Contact the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) or the A&S Research Office for assistance.|
|Draft a budget prepared according to sponsor and university guidelines and submit it to your department UBM for review. The A&S Research Office can provide assistance. Please include your budget justification.|
Proposal Preparation – Follow ALL Proposal Guidelines Carefully
Your department UBM or the A&S Research Office can assist with forms.
|Face/cover page information.|
|All sponsor forms.|
|Supporting documents included as required by the funding announcement.|
|Pages numbered sequentially in proposal text and table of contents, if required.|
|Table of contents, if required.|
|Principal investigator transmittal/cover letter (optional).|
Subaward information and authorization.
Principal Investigators (PIs) are not allowed to sign any contracts involving University projects. Only Sponsored Programs Administration and the Office of Industry Contracts are authorized to provide institutional signatures on grants and contracts.
|IRB, IACUC, IBC, RSO or DEHS numbers and approval dates (if required and available) recorded on the PCF in Section 16 a through h. |
|Departments may have additional requirements. Please check with your department prior to proposal submission.|
|Complete proposal package (including the fully signed and initialed PCF) should be delivered to the A&S Research Office (320 Gardiner Hall) a minimum of 7 business days before the sponsor deadline. This will provide 2 business days for the A&S Research Office to review, sign and deliver to Sponsored Programs Administration or the Office of Industry Contracts (both requiring 5 business days to review and provide institutional signatures). Institutional signatures are required for all proposals.|