Proposal Submission

How and when can we work together?

We encourage you to let us know in a timely manner of your intent to submit a proposal. As soon as a potential funder has been identified, you should discuss your project with your Department Chair or Program Director and your Dean—particularly with respect to the commitment of University resources that might be required to carry out the proposed activities (e.g., Project Director's and other staff members' time, matching funds, use of campus facilities, etc.). Working together early in a grant cycle helps facilitate our ability to obtain the necessary approvals to move the proposal forward.

In order to make sure that proposed grant activities comply with Simmons' and funder's policies, this office circulates grant proposals to appropriate University administrators for their review prior to submission. We need to build adequate time into the proposal preparation process to accomplish this.

Important Deadline Information: The Project Director/Principal Investigator should consult with the Office of Sponsored Programs on budget development and preparation at least two weeks before the submission deadline. Proposals should be available for circulation no later than one week prior to the funder's deadline.

Download the Guidance on Submitting External Proposals for Internal Approvals.

Application Portal

Sponsored Projects Toolkit

How can you reach us?

If you have any questions, please drop by Room A-275C, MCB, or send us an e-mail at [email protected].