Proposal Routing and Approval

Funding opportunities come with specific requirements for information and documents to provide in proposal submission applications. The Office of Sponsored Programs is here to ensure that proposals meet all federal, state, other sponsors, and university guidelines and requirements. Our team  performs a multi-level compliance review on proposal applications prior to submission.

Refer to the Proposal Submission Policy (including timeline) [pdf] to review critical milestones and the actions needed to meet sponsor deadlines.

The timeline applies to: 

  • All extramural proposals (including proposals for sub-awards) for which there is a sponsor mandated deadline
  • Letters of Intent
  • White papers
  • Other pre-proposal submissions that contain or propose institutional commitments, including budgets or cost share

Review Time Needed

A full detailed proposal review and complete routing prior to submission require that proposals be submitted to the Research Foundation for approval ten working days prior to the sponsor's submission deadline.

The Proposal Routing and Approval Form

The Proposal Routing and Approval Form (PRAF) with instructions [pdf] summarizes important proposal information such as the project abstract, budget, and approval for human or animal subjects.

Other Important Routing and Approval Details

Related Resources

Find required/related forms and documents

Proposal Routing and Submission FAQs