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.
Using the Intent to Propose (ITP) page on the website the researcher logs in and the majority of fields (such as Department, e-mail, Chair, etc) are pre-filled based on the information associated with the researcher in the School’s database. There are five main fields to complete: the Start and End Date of the proposal, the Submission Deadline, the link to the RFP or BAA and a small one or two sentence paragraph describing the proposed research. When the researcher uses the submit button all of this information is e-mailed to sponsored programs along with cc’s to the researcher, the Department Chair and the Provost informing all of them that there is a proposal in the works.
Sponsored Programs staff will reach out to the researcher and after reviewing the RFP/BAA will begin to assist her/him 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.
All materials for the proposal are 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 Department Chair, Provost and Director of Sponsored Programs to review the Proposal Submission Page (PSP) and the complete proposal package for the proposal for approval and submission on behalf of the School.
Click on the links below for more detailed information on how to begin the proposal process.
SDSM&T Instructions for new researchers
Grants 101 - A guide to writing a proposal