Pre-Proposals (white papers, letter of intent, etc.) must go through SPA if the submission requires either the signature of an authorized representation or submission by an authorized representative. All pre-proposals should be submitted to SPA through myProposals at least four (4) business days prior to the sponsor deadline date. The SPA Proposal Field Guide, linked below, is a reference guide designed to provide definitions and explanations for each field in myProposals.
Steps for Submitting a Pre-Proposal for Review
Step 1: Determine the appropriate proposal type of "Pre-Proposal"
Step 2: Add all proposal information and documents to a new myProposals proposal transmittal
Step 3: Obtain all necessary project approvals - PIs, co-PIs/MPIs, and Co-Is via the myResearch Portal
Step 4: Submit the myProposals proposal transmittal to SPA at least four (4) business days prior to the sponsor deadline date
Pre-Proposal Submission Procedures
Ready for Submission?
The following attachments are typically required for pre-proposal packages:
- Budget *Only if required by the sponsor
- Budget Justification *Only if a budget is required by the sponsor
- Statement of Work
- Proposal Guidelines (if applicable; please also provide a URL for the guidelines in "notes")
- Any other materials as required by the sponsor
A pre-proposal submission via myProposals requires key personnel approval (PI, co-PI/co-I). Lead unit approval is NOT required for submission to SPA. Additional approvals can be added as necessary based on internal department procedures.