Proposal Resources

Facilities Description Library

The Facilities Description Library contains text descriptions of facilities, colleges, departments and other UK resources for inclusion in proposals. A linkblue login is required to access this resource

Broader Impacts & Community Outreach Resources

The Broader Impacts & Community Outreach Resources sharepoint site contains information on possible resources to plan for outreach activities. 

Proposal Development Route

Step 1: Develop an Original Idea

You

PDO

  • Identifies potential funding sources and/or collaborators
  • Identifies previously funded projects

STEP 2

Step 2: Pre-Proposal Activities

You

  • Review potential sources
  • Prepare brief pre-proposal with budget estimate
  • Contact potential sponsors

PDO

  • Assists in proposal planning
  • Serves as liaison with agency personnel
  • Provides institutional descriptions of UK facilities and resources

STEP 3

Step 3: Draft Your Proposal

You

  • Prepare complete draft and ask colleagues to review
  • Contact College Grants Officer for budget assistance
  • Contact ORI for compliance requirements
  • Submit separate protocols to institutional review committees

PDO

  • Critiques proposal drafts
  • Provides feedback and necessary referrals

Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA)

  • Assists with budget preparation
  • Assists with sponsor guidelines and forms

STEP 4

Step 4: Prepare and Submit Formal Proposal

You

  • Revise final draft
  • Obtain approval from institutional review committee
  • Complete Internal Approval Form
  • Brief deans or other administrative personnel on the project

Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA)

  • Reviews proposal for compliance with sponsor and UK guidelines
  • Transmits proposal to sponsor

STEP 5

Step 5: Follow-up

You

  • Be available for negotiation discussion and revision
  • If not funded, contact PDO for assistance in planning resubmission

Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA)

  • Determines status of pending proposal
  • If funded, reviews award terms and negotiates any changes

PDO

  • If not funded, advises on resubmission strategies

STEP 6

Step 6: Activate Your Award

You

  • Provide any required sponsor forms or internal documents (e.g. revised budgets, IRB approval)

Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA)

  • Transmits award information to Research Financial Services

Research Financial Services

  • Establishes an account number and informs OSPA

STEP 7

Step 7: Revised Application

You

  • Respond to reviewer comments
  • Draft resubmission application

PDO

  • Reviews & critiques resubmission application

Evaluation Center at UK College of Education

The Evaluation Center at UK College of Education operates as an independent evaluation resource for the college, university, and state, with the benefit of consultation and collaboration with the experts in the College of Education regarding quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methodologies. 

Find Collaborators

The Sponsored Projects Search Portal provides access to the OSPA database of externally funded sponsored projects at UK through SPIFi and a Keyword Search. A linkblue login is required to access the keyword search. 

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