The budget and the project description/narrative must be uploaded to the form.
For all WCU contributions (committed matches), include the type of contribution (e.g., AWA, cash, in-kind) the amount, the cost center, and the e-mail addresses of the fund manager for these commitments. Please request the cost center number from your Chair or Dean.
Once you click submit, the form will automatically be forwarded to the appropriate individuals that are listed on the form. E-mails requesting approvals will automatically take place in this order:
WCU Contributions (if applicable)
Chair/Supervisor: If this individual is the same as who is providing a contribution, they will receive two e-mails, one for the contribution and one as Chair/Supervisor.
Dean/Division Director: If this individual is the same as those who is providing a contribution, they will receive two e-mails, one for the contribution and one as Dean/Director
Your ORSP representative will obtain the approval of the Provost and the Associate VP for Research and Sponsored Programs and inform you when all approvals are in place.
Please note: information entered into the electronic form is not binding. ORSP understands that budgets may change, and that the narrative portion of the proposal is not a final version.
"Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide" : Contains NSF’s proposal preparation and submission guidelines. The GPG provides guidance for the preparation and submission of proposals to NSF. Some NSF programs have program solicitations that modify the general provisions of the GPG, and, in such cases, the guidelines provided in the solicitation must be followed.
Not Following Directions: One chart in the data-packed merit-review report lists the top reasons NSF returned full proposals without review in FY 2015: They were, in order: "Not responsive to solicitation, program announcement, or Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide"; "Format problem"; "Does not contain a required section"; and "Received past deadline."
All About Grants Podcast: The Office of Extramural Research (OER) talks to NIH staff members about the ins and outs of NIH funding. Designed for investigators, fellows, students, research administrators, and others just curious about the application and award process, we provide insights on grant topics from those who live and breathe the information.