Step 1: Identify funding & Write Your Proposal

Tip: Time to start thinking through compliance issues.

Step 2: Contact the College office

At least 8 business days in advance of deadline,contact your college research office and seek their prereview of RFP, Budget and Budget Justification.

Step 3: PINS

Upload the final version of your proposal in PINS. If the proposal requires your signature, consult your college office before signing it.

Initiate and approve PINS routing.

  • Prepare a PINS Record
  • PINS Help (Help Desk: 515-4267)
  • Upload Documents into PINS
  • Initiate PINS Routing and Approve
  • Department Head, Center Director (if relevant) and college approve PINS Record

Note: If you are having difficulty logging into PINS, please call the help desk at 515-4267 or complete the PINS Userid Problems form.

Step 4: Proposal sent to the Sponsor after College Review

Work with your college research office to obtain signatures on your application.

Step 5: Report to your college any and all communications with the sponsor

Step 6: Get Funded!

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