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Title: Im Ready Finding Funding Opportunities

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

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

The Pre-Award Team
  • Alexia Lewis
  • Assistant Director for Pre-Award Services
  • Initial point of contact for proposal development
  • 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

Useful Acronyms
  • ORSP Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
  • PI / PD Principal Investigator / Project
  • 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

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
  • Record Retention

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

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

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!

Finding Funding Opportunities Helpful URLs
  • ORSPs Funding Search Tools
  • http//
  • Register for SPIN
  • http//
  • http//

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

Submitting Proposals Overview of Standard ORSP
  • 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

Submitting Proposals Overview of Standard ORSP
  • 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

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

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

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

Signature Routing Sheet Provided by
ORSP Routed for approval by PI
Internal Budget Form Prepared by ORSP based on
information provided by PI
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?

Submitting Proposals Statement of Work
  • PIs let ORSP know the level of support desired
  • Minimum review of responsiveness and
  • 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

Helpful Guides
  • The Art of Granstmanship by Jacob Kraicer
  • http//
  • Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal by S. Joseph
    Levine, Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • http//
  • NIH/NIAIDs All About Grants Tutorial
  • http//
  • NSFs A Guide for Proposal Writing
  • http//

Submitting Proposals Possible Additional External
  • 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

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

Proposal Submission Budgets - About Timing
  • If directly charging CAS items or requesting FA
  • ORSP will determine need for forms during budget
  • 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
  • If not approved, ORSP will need to rework budget
    and re-route for signatures
  • Result is need for additional processing time!

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
  • What if I dont go through ORSP?
  • What if I just want to work as a consultant?

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

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!)

  • Questions?
  • Comments?
  • Funding searches?