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Research Grant & Proposal Internal Deadlines

Here are some points to consider when proceeding with a project/grant proposal submission:

  • The SMTD Faculty Research Committee (FRC) usually meets one time ahead of a submission deadline.
  • Complex project/grant proposals and sponsored projects require more time to prepare.
  • There may be arrangements and approvals that must be negotiated and secured before a project/grant proposal is presented to the FRC. For example, we now require you to secure a letter of support from a faculty peer as part of the application process.
  • Projects that are funded by external sponsors are classified as sponsored projects and are managed by the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) using the eResearch Proposal Management interface. (Note that ORSP has its own published deadlines for ePAF submissionsthat run concurrently with SMTD submission deadlines.)
  • The elements of a complete RCI project/grant proposal include: narrative, budget, budget justification, a brief biography, and a letter of support from a faculty peer.

Project/grant proposals are first submitted to Karen Fournier (kjfourni@umich.edu) in the Research Office for review prior to presentation to the FRC for internal review.

There are a number of factors that should be taken into account when putting a proposal together. For example, proposals that involve scheduling and reserving campus facilities, equipment purchase or rental, or departmental staffing may require additional approval and coordination and, thus, more time to prepare.

RCI grant recipients are not eligible to apply to the RCI Faculty Grants & Awards Program for one calendar year from the award date.