Pre-Award Services Provided
Pre-awards provides various services related to proposal development and submission for SNRI faculty and staff. These services include:
- Interpretation of sponsor guidelines and requirements
- Assistance with all stages of proposal development, including budget preparation, Cayuse record creation, uploading all required documents into Cayuse, 424 and sponsor-systems
- Serving as liaison between SRS and Faculty-PIs in relation to all proposal issues and sponsor-related queries
- Routing the completed Cayuse Record for internal review by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).
Please note that the Pre-Award does not review the content of the technical part of the proposal that deals with specific areas of knowledge unique to each department and that review, would require in-depth knowledge of the field; so, it falls within the purview of the Faculty-PI. However, Pre-Award will review budgets, to ensure appropriateness, and check the proposal to make sure that all necessary forms and information have been included.
Managing Time: Once a Faculty-PI has decided that they are determined to submit a proposal in connection with a Request-for-Proposals (RFP), it is highly encouraged that Faculty advises the research administrators (RAs) of intention to submit, as soon as possible, preferably six (6) to eight (8) weeks in advance.