Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development

Frequently Asked Questions

You will contact ORSP using the Intent to Submit Form at least 30 days prior to the submission deadline, but if it is a limited submission opportunity, please register your Intent to Submit at least 60 days, or more.  

Intent to Submit Form

ORSP requests the following:

  • The final budget and budget justification and a draft scope of work are submitted ten (10) business days prior to the sponsor's dealine.
  • All final proposal documents are submitted at least five (5) business days prior to the sponsor's deadline. The proposal should be full, complete, and approved by institutional signatures. 

  • Department (Chair & Dean for workload oversight)
  • President's designee (Provost's Office)
  • Chief Financial Officer's designee
  • Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development (ORSP)

  • PHS 398 Facepage 
  • Scope of Work for their portion of the project
  • Letter of Intent to enter into a subaward
  • Subrecipient Commitment form
  • Their federally-negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement
  • Biosketch
  • Detailed Budget
  • Budget Justification
  • Facilities/Other Resources
  • Equipment

If the sponsoring agency limits or does not allow F&A costs, the investigator must provide the sponsor's guidelines stating the F&A cost policy.

Cost-share commitments should be indicated on the Cost Share form, and the form should indicate a valid account number (with sufficient funds) with signatures indicating approval.

ORSP follows payroll information combined with collective bargaining and anticipated promotions to estimate salary increases for future years.  When projecting beyond these anticipated changes, salaries will be increased 3% each year.  The same 3% annual increase will be made for fringe benefits due to recent increases in the cost of benefits.  

  • Be sure to include shipping costs in the budget proposal to avoid delays.  
  • Some equipment requires Facilities Management oversight or services that may add costs.  Check with Facilities during proposal preparation.

The equipment, project supplies, etc., are the property of the institution.  The institution received the grant; you as the Principal Investigator, conducted the grant.  Normally, the PI continues to supervise use of the equipment and may continue to use the supplies.