Pre-Award services assists with the development of proposals and budgets and meeting submission requirements. The key to a successful proposal submission is to start early and plan, plan, plan.

Research faculty and other qualified investigators should contact the Research Foundation very early upon identifying a sponsor and program for proposal submission:
It is important to provide the Pre-Award team any guidelines, program announcements, request for proposals (RFP), etc., related to the proposal. After contacting Pre-Award, you will receive an email stating which Pre-Award administrator has been assigned to assist you.

PI works simultaneously with both the Research Foundation Pre-Award team and grant writing staff located in the Office of Research to submit a well-prepared and compliant application.

Pre-Award services had developed a number of useful tools and guides to assist faculty and other qualified investigators through the process.

Each Proposal is not only unique, the requirements of funding agencies frequently vary. Some sponsoring agencies have requirements that must be completed before a proposal may be submitted

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Public Health Service (PHS) require compliance with PHS Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) regulations.

Other sponsors may require completion of the ODU Significant Financial Interest(SFI) Report form by all investigators in order to submit a proposal

General Help

Consult the FAQs if you have questions or contact Pre-Award.