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Title: Im Ready Finding Funding Opportunities


1
Im Ready! Finding Funding Opportunities
Submitting Proposals
  • Brown Bag Series, Fall 2006
  • Alexia Lewis,
  • Assistant Director
  • Pre-Award Services
  • 620-2455

2
Office of Research Sponsored Programs
  • Pre-Award Services
  • Post-Award Accounting Services
  • Research Compliance
  • Intellectual Property Management Marketing

3
The Pre-Award Team
  • Alexia Lewis
  • Assistant Director for Pre-Award Services
  • Initial point of contact for proposal development
    services
  • Chantel Cummings
  • Coordinator of Grants Information Management
  • Funding opportunities
  • Proposal budget development
  • Sonja Avery Renee Rossi
  • Coordinators of Proposal and Contract Development
  • Proposal budget development
  • Award / contract review, negotiation, acceptance

4
Useful Acronyms
  • ORSP Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
  • PI / PD Principal Investigator / Project
    Director
  • FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement
  • RFP Request for Proposal
  • RFA Request for Application
  • PA Program Announcement
  • BAA Broad Agency Announcement
  • ITB Invitation to Bid
  • SOW Statement of Work
  • CAS Cost Accounting Standards
  • FA Facilities Administration Costs
  • Overhead
  • Indirect Costs

5
The Life Cycle of A Grant
  • Funding opportunity
  • Project development / networking
  • Proposal development submission
  • Award negotiation acceptance
  • Account set-up / Accounting
  • Project performance / Project modifications
  • Final reports/deliverables, project/ account
    close-out
  • Record Retention

6
Finding Funding Opportunities What ORSP Can Do
  • Perform personalized searches
  • Set up in distribution lists
  • Email opportunities to PIs based on research
    interests on file with ORSP
  • Distribute relevant incoming paper FOAs
  • Facilitate collaboration with faculty members who
    have similar interests

7
Finding Funding Opportunities Distribution lists
  • InfoEds SPIN using GENIUS and SMARTS
  • Keyword Thesaurus
  • ORSP registers faculty members
  • Foundations, Associations, Societies
  • Grants.gov
  • One portal for finding and applying for federal
    projects
  • Over 900 FOAs from 26 federal agencies
  • Email / Search No PI registration

8
Finding Funding Opportunities What PIs Can Do
  • Read emails from distribution lists and ORSP
  • Network with colleagues
  • Work in collaboration with colleagues to play to
    strengths and interests
  • Talk to program officers in relevant Directorates
    (NSF), Institutes Centers (NIH), or agencies
  • Shift research focus to fit available FOAs
  • See ORSP as soon as you know you want to submit!

9
Finding Funding Opportunities Helpful URLs
  • ORSPs Funding Search Tools
  • http//www.unf.edu/dept/research/search.html
  • Register for SPIN
  • http//www.unf.edu/dept/research/facprofile.html
  • Grants.gov
  • http//www.grants.gov/

10
Submitting Proposals What Does ORSP Review?
  • Proposals for sponsored programs
  • Research
  • Service
  • Instruction
  • Types of Proposals
  • New (competitive) and renewal (non-competitive)
  • Modifications when not solely technical
  • Supplements
  • White / Concept Papers

11
Submitting Proposals Overview of Standard ORSP
Services
  • ORSP review of RFP
  • Eligibility
  • Appropriateness
  • Determination of required proposal components
  • Meeting scheduled proposal development plan
  • Set timeline
  • Delegate tasks
  • Facilitate collaborations
  • Agency and subcontractor liaison

12
Submitting Proposals Overview of Standard ORSP
Services
  • Work in on-going partnership with PI
  • Feedback and revisions
  • Meet deadline
  • Submit fundable proposal
  • Ensure UNF can endorse proposal
  • ORSP submits on behalf of PI
  • Completes forms
  • Makes copies and mails / uploads to agency

13
Submitting Proposals What Is The Same?
  • University approval of proposals for sponsored
    projects is required
  • University rates
  • Base salary versus effort
  • Fringe Benefits
  • FA costs
  • University policy
  • Mechanism
  • Reassignment
  • Supplemental Compensation
  • Summer Contract
  • CAS allowability of costs

14
Submitting Proposals What Is Different?
  • Proposal submission process
  • Grants.gov / NIH / NSF
  • State of Florida
  • Non-profits Foundations / Agencies / Societies
  • Private Industry
  • UNF as subcontractor
  • Forms and certifications needed
  • By agency
  • By ORSP

15
Submitting Proposals What If There Is No RFP?
  • Bare Bones Proposal
  • Signature sheet
  • Itemized budget
  • Internal versus external
  • Statement of work

16
Signature Routing Sheet Provided by
ORSP Routed for approval by PI
17
Internal Budget Form Prepared by ORSP based on
information provided by PI
18
Proposal Submission Budgets - What if…?
  • I dont know how much effort is appropriate?
  • I dont know how to compensate students?
  • I dont know how much to request for travel?
  • I know I can only get a set amount?

19
Submitting Proposals Statement of Work
  • PIs let ORSP know the level of support desired
  • Minimum review of responsiveness and
    appropriateness
  • Maximum review of grammar, structure, clarity as
    time allows
  • If resulting in fixed price contract, must have
    specific deliverables
  • If subcontractors involved, must have separate
    SOW for subcontractors

20
Helpful Guides
  • The Art of Granstmanship by Jacob Kraicer
  • http//www.utoronto.ca/cip/sa_ArtGt.pdf
  • Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal by S. Joseph
    Levine, Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • http//www.learnerassociates.net/proposal/
  • NIH/NIAIDs All About Grants Tutorial
  • http//www.niaid.nih.gov/ncn/grants/default.htm
  • NSFs A Guide for Proposal Writing
  • http//www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04016/nsf04016.pdf

21
Submitting Proposals Possible Additional External
Forms
  • Cover Letter
  • Bio-sketches
  • Other Support
  • Resources
  • Letters of support from collaborators
  • 501(c)3 letter
  • University financial reports
  • Letter of Delegation from President to ORSP
  • Representations Certifications

22
Submitting Proposals Possible Additional
Internal Forms
  • CAS Expenditures
  • FA Waiver
  • Third party commitments
  • Subcontractors
  • Collaborators/Consultants
  • Cost-sharing parties

23
Proposal Submission Budgets - About Timing
  • If directly charging CAS items or requesting FA
    waiver/reduction
  • ORSP will determine need for forms during budget
    discussions
  • Assistant Vice President for Research will review
    and approve/disapprove prior to forms being
    provided for routing
  • AVP approval is contingent on Chair and Dean
    approval
  • If not approved, ORSP will need to rework budget
    and re-route for signatures
  • Result is need for additional processing time!

24
Submitting Proposals Timing What If…?
  • What if signatures cannot be obtained?
  • What approval signatures are required?
  • What is their availability?
  • What if I just found out the day before a
    deadline?
  • What if I dont go through ORSP?
  • What if I just want to work as a consultant?

25
Take Home Tip Of The Day
  • See ORSP as soon as you are ready to pursue
    sponsored funding for your research!

26
Submitting Proposals ORSP Value Added
  • With more time for review…
  • Results in more feedback…
  • Results in…
  • More well thought-out research design
  • More responsive proposal
  • More accurate budget
  • More firm commitments…
  • Results in a better chance of…
  • Funding!
  • at an adequate level
  • (with less stress!)

27
Discussion
  • Questions?
  • Comments?
  • Funding searches?
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