RFP/BAAs generally contain specific instructions as to the contents and order of the final submission package. In many cases, submission of the proposal will involve a website such as grants.gov, Fastlane or research.gov. The Office of Sponsored Programs (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 submission proposals and have expertise based on extensive experience with assembling pdf’s from diverse origination sources.
Once the entire proposal submission package is completed the researcher is asked to complete a Proposal Submission Page (PSP). Attached to the PSP is a copy of the proposal. Both items are given to the Department Chair and Provost for their review and approval. Five days are the minimum needed to allow for the review and approval at this step in the proposal process. Once all of the signatures are received and the proposal is reviewed OSP will submit the proposal on behalf of the researcher and the School.
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.