All grant proposals (including preliminary proposals) to governmental agencies or private foundations must be routed through the dean for research. The proposals will be sent to the Sponsored Research Services (SRS) in Bloomington and must be accompanied by forms completed and signed by administrators on this campus. Two weeks should be allowed for this process to be completed.
If members of the faculty or staff are considering the contracting with an outside agency for reimbursement of special services, they should advise the Office of Academic Affairs as soon as negotiations begin. Any such contract or agreement must have the approval of the State Budget Agency, and the SRS office needs as much lead time as possible in getting approval from the budget agency.
A wide range of resources is available to assist faculty members in identifying sources of funding and developing proposals. These include reference books, electronic searches, proposal writing guides in several formats, and sample proposals. Information may be obtained in the Office of Academic Affairs website or through the dean for research. The associate vice chancellor for academic affairs may assist with teaming, project configuration, written material sharing, and other kinds of institutional grants writing support.