Proposal Development

Developing a proposal is a time intensive endeavor that requires planning, shepherding resources, collaborating with peers and research support staff and fine-tuning a project’s scope and goals.

1. Prepare to Apply, 2. Develop a Proposal, 3. Submit a Proposal

The development of a complete proposal includes, but is not limited to:

Investigators are encouraged to begin the process of developing proposals as far in advance of a sponsor’s deadline as possible. 

Your school research administrator (SRA) and/or your pre-award sponsored projects administrator (SPA) Pre-Award will be important resources to you as you plan and develop your proposal.

Helpful Resources

Guidelines & Tips

Before you get started on your proposal, there are a number of considerations to think through. These guidelines and tips will help to ensure you are planning and completing a thorough proposal that is compliant with all sponsor and GW guidelines. They will also help to ensure you are preparing a realistic timeline in preparing your proposal

Institutional Information

As you complete the proposal, there may be information about GW that the sponsor requires. The institutional information includes a number of items, including institutional codes and numbers, fringe rates, facilities and administration rates, official contacts and links to our annual reports and other financial documents