What is a Grant?
Grants, or Sponsored Projects, fall under the purview of University Research Administration and embody several distinct qualities. Components of the proposal will often include a scope of work, a budget, a budget justification, and a specific timeline for carrying out the proposed activities. Award terms and conditions are mutually agreed upon by the sponsor and the University.
What is a Cooperative Agreement?
A Cooperative Agreement is a financial assistance mechanism to be used in lieu of a grant when substantial Federal programmatic involvement during performance is anticipated.
Preparing a Proposal? First steps…
- Read the Request for Applications (RFA) or Request for Proposals (RFP) guidelines, noting details such as the start date, submission method, and formatting requirements.
- Look at examples and helpful guides. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has a helpful website with proposal guides and templates
- Log into AURA, and begin preparing your funding proposal.
- Identify who will be needed to work on the proposed project.
- Sign up for Training with URA and access to TERA.
- If it’s an NIH proposal, request an eRA Commons ID for the PI or Postdoc.