Prepare & Submit Your Proposal


This section contains fundamental information and resources that you will need in order to prepare and submit your proposal.  Additional information can be found in the Auburn University Principal Investigator Handbook.

ALL SPONSORED PROGRAMS GUIDANCE & FORMS

Proposal Basics

A proposal is a detailed request for funding prepared in accordance with a sponsor’s instructions.

A proposal must comply with University policies and sponsor requirements.

A proposal, upon submission, becomes an official record of what AU promised to a sponsor.

Preparing the Proposal

The Principal Investigator (PI) is responsible for preparing the proposal but normally does so in conjunction with departmental, college-level and Sponsored Programs support.

Review the sponsor guidelines carefully. Most sponsors require preferred formats and specific forms. In addition, each solicitation details the requirements for that particular submission.

Approving and submitting the proposal

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is the primary office responsible for providing the University’s endorsement and submitting proposals, and for accepting awards on behalf of AU and its faculty.

PIs and departments should allow adequate time for proposal review. Proposals must reach OSP in sufficient time before the sponsor’s deadline to provide full and comprehensive proposal review, approval, and submission.


GUIDANCE (PREPARE & SUBMIT A PROPOSAL) FORMS (PREPARE & SUBMIT A PROPOSAL)
Contract Administrators by Department AU Extramural Cover Form
AU Fact Sheet AU Budget Template
Limited Submission Policy & Guidance NSF-Specific Data Management Plan Form
NIH Salary Cap Guidance NIH Salary Cap Calculator
AU F&A Rate Agreement  
AU Statement on Principal Investigator Eligibility  
Electronic Routing of Proposals  
OSP Proposal Submission Guide  
Justification for Direct Cost Charging  
How to Prepare a Budget  
Charging Tuition in Externally Funded Contracts and Grants Policy Statement  
Charging Tuition in Externally Funded Contracts and Grants Additional Guidance  
COMPASS BMP v2.0