Sponsored Projects Review and Submission
As soon as you start to consider submitting a research proposal, contact your department contract and grant liaison and provide them the proposal application guidelines (i.e. the solicitation or proposal call). The liaison will assist you with proposal preparation, including budget creation and routing the proposal documents to your Sponsored Projects team for pre-submission review and institutional endorsement. The Office of Research assigns a Sponsored Projects team, consisting of an officer (lead) and an analyst, to each UCSB department and unit that administers contracts and grants. Sponsored Projects team assignments can be found here.
Sponsored Projects Review Process
Sponsored Projects reviews proposals for compliance with University, state, and federal policies, practices, and regulations. At the time of proposal submission, the Sponsored Projects team also represents to the sponsor that the proposal is compliant with all applicable requirements. For proposals submitted at least seven business days before the deadline, Sponsored Projects will also review the proposal for compliance with substantive sponsor requirements, such as page limits, eligibility requirements and accuracy and completion of all required proposal components.
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Depending on the funding agency, either you or Sponsored Projects will submit the proposal. For the vast majority of funding agencies, Sponsored Projects is responsible for final submission of the proposal to the sponsor and has access to the electronic proposal submission sites. In rare cases, only the researcher has access to the electronic proposal submission site. For these cases, Sponsored Projects must still review and endorse the submission before the researcher submits the proposal. If the funding agency requires hard copies, it is the responsibility of the department to submit the proposal.
Most commonly used proposal submission systems: