As independent researchers, faculty are responsible for the development of research grant proposals either individually or in collaboration with other faculty. The services provided by the Research Center and its staff are meant to assist and complement efforts, not substitute the work faculty do to develop grant submissions. Center staff can assist faculty with their preparation of grant submissions through work on the following activities:

  • Assist faculty with literature searches and retrieval of research articles;
  • Budget preparation;
  • Identify statistical consultants to help with developing analysis plans;
  • Review text of proposals for clarity, completeness, and satisfaction of the request for proposal requirements;
  • Provide administrative support to faculty with completing research proposal forms required by the College, Office of Sponsored Programs, and funding agencies;
  • Work with faculty to meet proposal submission deadlines required by the College, Office of Sponsored Programs, and funding agencies, and;
  • Act as a liaison with the Office of Sponsored Programs for final submission of proposal applications.

 

The Proposal Submission Process:

Learn more about the steps in submitting a proposal through Falk College, and the assistance available from Research Center staff.

Beginning to Think
About a Proposal
Steps 1-3
Proposal Writing &
Budget Preparation
Steps 4-6
Proposal Submission
Steps 7-10
Grant Submission Process

Beginning to think about a proposal

Step 1:

Contact the Falk College Research Center (FCRC) to help you explore funding opportunities, the sooner we know the more assistance we can offer. Email or call Amy Dumas at 315-443-4925, adumas@syr.edu.

Step 2:

Discuss proposal with your department chair and the dean. Review any space, staff or course buyout requests.

Step 3:

Follow-up with the FCRC to determine your readiness to submit your proposal. The FCRC will inform the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and/or Corporate & Foundation Relations.

How the FCRC can help with these steps

  • Funding guidance
  • Secondary datasets for research
  • Seed Grant funding

Proposal writing and budget preparation

Step 4:

Use OSP Budget Template to begin creating your budget. If you are working with collaborators at other institutions find out their administrative contacts.

Step 5:

Discuss all aspects of your budget with the FCRC and OSP staff as needed, Amy Dumas, Amy Graves, or Amy Deppa.

Step 6:

Review Grant Guidelines to assure all materials are collected; letters of support/ collaboration, biosketch, statement of work, subaward budget(s). Review Grant Forms and become knowledgeable.

How the FCRC can help with these steps

  • Assist with literature searches and retrieval of research articles
  • Budget preparation
  • Identify statistical consultants to help with developing analysis plans
  • Review text of proposals for clarity, completeness, and satisfaction of the request for proposal requirements

Proposal submission

Step 7:

Narrative, Budget and all supporting materials should be completed 7 days prior to deadline. Submit to Amy
Dumas at FCRC and/or OSP. Completed budgets will be shared with Falk Budget Office and the Dean.

Step 8:

Fill out the Internal Routing & Review Form (IRR) and the annual Conflict of Interest forms 7 business days prior to the submission deadline.

Step 9:

Obtain signatures for IRR from your co-PIs and Chair, then send to Kristin Davis who will meet with the Dean for a signature.

Step 10:

Submit signed IRR form prior to grant deadline to Amy Dumas.

How the FCRC can help with these steps

  • Provide administrative support to faculty with completing research proposal forms required by the College, OSP, and funding agencies in order to meet their respective deadlines
  • Act as a liaison with OSP for final submission of proposal applications