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Proposal Development Support

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Researchers can send proposal notifications to the Research Administration Service Center via the online Proposal Notification (preferred) or via email. Within one business day, a Pre-Award Specialist will be assigned to assist with the proposal, and will follow up with the researcher to assist with the following:


  • Develop budget and budget justification. Re-budget as needed before award is signed by all parties 
  • Liaise with departments, college and university regarding requests for cost share or matching funds 
  • Obtain proposal documents from collaborators from Cornell and other institutions
  • Draft biosketches, post doc mentoring plan, facility descriptions, etc.
  • Liaise with the Research Data Management Service Group (RDMSG) for preparation of data management plan
  • Prepare current and pending reports 
  • Assist with editing proposals, as needed 
  • Assemble proposal elements
  • Ensure proposal complies with agency requirements and Cornell policies
  • Prepare and coordinate the signing of Form 5, Form 10 and addenda 
  • Submit proposals to OSP 
  • Support researchers with electronic submission