Here are some points to consider when proceeding with a project/grant proposal submission:
Project/grant proposals are submitted to the Research Office <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Mark Clague & Ron Torrella) for review prior to presentation to the FRC for internal review.
Proposals are due no later than four (4) weeks prior to the application deadline. (e.g. OVPR's February 15 deadline, no later than January 18.)
The Faculty Research Committee usually meets 7-14 days before an OVPR deadline date. The number of proposals received by the Research Office, and their complexity, greatly affects the time necessary to properly prepare them for internal review. Depending on the complexity of the project, it may take a week or two to prepare a proposal for presentation to the FRC. Proposals presented during summer months present a special challenge because of reduced faculty and staff availability.
There are a number of factors that should be taken into account when putting a proposal together. For example, proposals that involve scheduling and reserving campus facilities, equipment purchase or rental, or departmental staffing may require additional approval and coordination and, thus, more time to prepare.
Block grant funds are NOT available for retroactive funding, costs overruns, or disallowances. Further, SMTD block grant recipients are not eligible to apply for funds through OVPR's Faculty Grants & Awards Program during the same fiscal year.
Proposals whose funding is or may be provided, in whole or in part, by external sponsors are considered sponsored projects and are submitted by the Research Office to the Office of Research & Sponsored Projects (ORSP) via ePAF. (Note that ORSP has its own published deadlines for ePAF submissions that run concurrently with SMTD submission deadlines.)
*External sponsor deadlines may not coincide with OVPR deadlines. Please contact the Research Office, as soon as possible, if you plan to submit an application to an external sponsor.
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