Proposal Processing


Find the deadline for submitting your proposal and make sure you are performing the below actions by the designated business days before. If your grant proposal cannot meet the below deadlines, please include your Institute Director's approval to proceed with the grant submission. 

Please note:  Submitting a pre-proposal (also referred to as a Letter of Intent to Submit a Proposal, a Preliminary Proposal, White Paper, or Concept Paper) typically does not require a KC Proposal Document (PD) except in certain situations. If you are submitting a pre-proposal you must read the following FAQ: Do I need to do a Proposal Document in KC for a letter of intent or a pre-proposal?

30 Business Days Before: Send the solicitation to the grants team

Complete the Proposal/Grant Submission Form. If you have questions about completing the form please email the grants office, your ID, AID, and the DC, and attach the solicitation.  

12 Business Days Before: Send your final budget, justification, and scope of work

Provide the MSUE Grants Services Team with your budget detail, budget justification, and scope of work. A member of the team will build the budget in the KC system and attach necessary files. You will be asked to complete various actions in the KC system, such as completing the questionnaire on the 'Questions' tab of the KC proposal document and completing the Proposal Person Certification on the 'Key Personnel' tab of the KC proposal document. Grants Team will review budget and send to Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) for institutional approval.

6 Business Days Before: Compete final proposal

Email grants team and your ID, AID, and DC all remaining required documents for the proposal; documents must be final. Please indicate that the proposal is final and ready to be routed for institutional approval. Include PD#. Grants team must route proposals in time to get all proposal approvals prior to your submission of proposal to funder.