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Pre-Award

Pre-Award Services 

SNRI Research Administrators provide support 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 we do not review the content of the technical part of the proposal that deals with specific areas of knowledge unique to the Faculty-PI.  Research Administrators will review budgets, to ensure accuracy and compliance with sponsor guidelines, and check the proposal attachments to assure that all required forms and information are included in the proposal package.

Intend to submit a proposal? :  Please fill out the requested information in this webform, upon completion hit the submit button and this will be sent immediately to the Research Administrator who will contact you within 2 business days to begin working with you on your proposal.  

For single PI proposals, please submit this webform 2 weeks prior to the submission deadline.

For complex proposals (subawards, larger grants) please submit this webform 4 weeks prior to the submission deadline.

These timelines include the 5 business days which SPO requires for their review of proposals.

Thank you!

Questions? Contact us at:  snrigrants@ucmerced.edu

or:  Vanessa Azevedo at vazevedo@ucmerced.edu at 209-947-2772 

or:  Todd Harris at tharris5@ucmerced.edu at  209-285-4586