Proposal Submission Process
The normal proposal process
begins when a potential researcher discovers an RFP (Request for Proposals) or
BAA (Broad Area Announcement) that seems to align with her/his particular
research interests. RFP/BAAs generally contain specific instructions as to the
contents and order of the final submission package.
To start the proposal
process use the Intent to Propose (ITP) page on the OSP website to
notify the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) of the intention to apply, as
early as possible. In some instances,
internal competitions will be held to select limited proposals to be submitted.
Sponsored Programs staff
will reach out to the researcher after reviewing the RFP/BAA and will begin to
assist the researcher in the development of their proposal. The main form of
assistance comes in the development of the budget for the proposal and in
unwinding the regulations associated with submitting applications to that
particular funding source
materials for the proposal must be received at least 3 business days before they are due to the funder for submission to
allow for complete review of the proposal. This also allows time for the Co-PI,
Department Chair, Provost and Vice President for Research to review the
proposal information and indicate their approval. OSP will assist to complete the
proposal package for submission on behalf of the researcher at SD Mines.
In many cases, submission of the proposal will involve a
website such as Grants.Gov, FastLane, or research.gov. OSP is very familiar
with all of the submission methods and is the only agent authorized to submit
proposal on behalf of the researchers at the School. OSP staff are trained in
the assembly of proposals submission.
Researchers should be aware that once their proposal
is submitted it becomes part of the public domain and is reachable by a Freedom
of Information Act (FOIA) request to the funding agency or the School.