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The Office of Research Administration (ORA) assists researchers in finalizing a complete proposal package by reading any agency guidelines, filling out applicable forms, preparing the CSM cover page (see Sample Cover Page) (Word) completing the budget (see Budget Information and Sample Research Budget) (Excel), obtaining administrative signatures (see Proposal Check-Off Sheet -- Sample only, not downloadable), which includes the Health and Safety Checklist, copying, and submitting either by mail or electronically.
PLEASE NOTE: A MINIMUM OF ONE WEEK LEAD TIME IS REQUIRED ON ALL STANDARD PROPOSALS. This means ORA must receive your budget and pertinent information needed to fill out the cover page and any other forms one full week (i.e. 5 business days) prior to the proposal deadline. UPDATE: Please read the memo regarding proposal deadlines and submission via Grants.gov. Also read and become familiar with the specific CSM instructions for submitting a proposal through Grants.gov at CSM Grants.gov Submission.
A MINIMUM OF TWO WEEKS LEAD TIME IS REQUIRED ON ALL PROPOSALS WITH COMPLEX INSTRUCTIONS, SUBCONTRACTS, COST SHARING OR INDIRECT COST EXCEPTIONS.
If your proposal involves the use of Human Subjects, you should review the online document "Human Subjects Protection in Research" on the ORA website. Please notify your proposal analyst if you plan to use human subjects in your research.
Please inform Sharon Dehmlow at ext. 3411 in the Office of Research Administration if you intend to submit a proposal to an RFP that has specified PI and/or institution limitations. Use the following website to view the Procedure for Internal Review on Solicitations that Limit the Number of Proposals.
Please note, only permanent, full-time faculty at CSM can be Principal Investigators on research projects. Part-time, retired, visiting, etc., faculty may participate on research projects as Co-Principal Investigators. If an exception is needed for someone who is not permanent, full-time faculty, the approval must come from the appropriate department head and the V.P. for Research.
For funding opportunities found in selected government agencies, foundations, associations and web sites, please see Sponsor Links. To access opportunity databases, subscribe to free agency alert services, locate professional societies, conferences and meetings or to obtain grant writing tools and tips, go to Funding Opportunities.
See Research Thrust Areas for listing of keywords relating to your research topic.
Go to Financial and Business Information for CSM financial codes and the name and address of our audit agency.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PROPOSALS:
DATA MANAGEMENT - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has a new requirement for adding a section to every proposal called "Data Management Plan." This requirement is effective for proposals due on January 18th or later. Please go to the NSF website for further information: Disseminating and Sharing of Research Results. In addition, CSM has a Data Management Plan templatethat can be used for NSF proposals.
COST SHARING - NSF has recently changed its cost sharing policy to the following:
Chapter II.C.2.g(xi), Cost Sharing, has been revised to implement the National Science Board’s recommendations regarding cost sharing. Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited, Awardees are informed, however, that they remain subject to the OMB A-21 Clarification memo regarding committing and tracking faculty effort (see footnote 22). In order to assess the scope of the project, all organizational resources necessary for the project must be described in the Facilities, Equipment and Other Resources section (II.C.2.i). The description should be narrative in nature and must not include any quantifiable financial information. Mandatory cost sharing will only be required when explicitly authorized by the NSF Director.
For more information regarding changes to the NSF cost sharing policy, see the FAQ.
PROPOSAL GUIDE CHANGES - Significant changes and clarifications have been made. See the NSF Grant Proposal Guide Changes.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ADHERE TO THESE POLICIES WHEN SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL TO NSF.
Office of Research Administration
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Director of Research Administration
Consortium & Compliance Manager
Grant Billing Administrator
Post Award/Finance Manager
Data and Research Systems Manager
Data and Website Specialist