Please note that the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) due date is seven business days prior to the sponsor due date.
It is very important to always read and follow the Sponsor’s Guidelines and proposal directions as these vary among Sponsors and are often revised and/or updated.
Proposal Development and Preparation
OSP staff are available to consult with Principal Investigators (PIs) and staff on the development and submission of their proposal, including:
Review of Sponsor Guidelines
Assistance with Budget Development
Review of Sponsor Forms
Visit the Budget section for additional information regarding budget preparation.
Identification of Funding Sources
OSP staff can provide assistance to PIs and staff in identifying potential funding sources. The OSP office subscribes to several electronic and paper publications with the latest information on potential funding opportunities.
The PI is required to route each proposal submission using Cayuse SP. The OSP routing form is no longer in use. Proposals with the following items attached are now routed in Cayuse SP:
Final OSP reviewed budget
Copy of research proposal (draft copy acceptable)
Note: Proposal routing using Cayuse SP is required for new submissions, continuation proposals, renewals and transfers. Please note that all proposals submitted through Lurie Children's require routing, including subcontract proposals in which another institution is the prime grantee and a portion of the work will be subcontracted to Lurie Children's. Access Cayuse SP for electronic proposal routing.
Proposal Submission Guidelines for Subcontract and Consultant Agreements
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Composed of 27 Institutes and Centers, the NIH provides leadership and financial support to researchers in every state and throughout the world.
NIH strives to make their application process as transparent as it can be, providing a number of resources to investigators on the web, including: