The faculty/staff Project Initiator(s) develop a project concept to address an evidence-based need in their area. Seeking input from peers, Department Chair/Director, and Sponsored Programs staff is encouraged.
The Project Initiator obtains the two-page ““Project Concept Form – New Grant Proposal” (PDF Fillable Form) from the Sponsored Programs Office (SPO) and completes the Form.
The Project Initiator meets with Dean/Director to discuss the project concept and review the Project Concept Form. If approved, the Dean/Director signs the Form and forwards to VP for review and approval.
Once the VP reviews and signs the Form, the Dean/Director (or Project Initiator) forwards the original fully executed Project Concept Form to the SPO.
Sponsored Programs staff assist the Project Initiator with identifying potential funding sources, developing proposals, and preparing grant application(s).
The Director of Sponsored Programs is responsible for obtaining any official signatures required on grant applications and for submitting all grant applications to funding sources.