Develop a Proposal

Once the initial preparation and planning for a proposal has begun, the principal investigator (PI) is well-positioned to develop a thorough and competitive submission.

Successful proposals will be responsive to the specifics of the funding opportunity and include a budget that reinforces the project narrative. Ensuring that the scope of work and budget are in balance will help reviewers to evaluate your proposal.

In addition to preparing an accurate budget, proposal development includes determining the applicability of cost sharing, securing commitments from collaborators and reviewing compliance issues

Taking all of these considerations into account should help PIs meet the sponsor’s requirements and prepare a competitive proposal!

Pre-award Review Guide

The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) has prepared a review guide that outlines what non-technical or compliance components OSP reviews when a proposal is submitted for review and approval at least five days prior to the sponsor deadline. This may be helpful as PIs prepare their proposals.

OSP Review Guide (GW login required)