Application and Review Process
The research board application process is mostly an online submission. One completed copy of a printed proposal with the campus required form must be processed through your campus officials office. Please click here to see each designated campus office's contact information.
Applications, including application forms, narrative portion and detailed budget, must be completed and submitted on the Research Board Grant Application System before one of the designated deadlines. If primary applicant has received a previous research board award, within the last 5 years, a copy of your award report(s) MUST be included. Proposals not meeting the application guidelines will not be considered.
Each campus has designated an official who is responsible for certifying campus approvals for human subjects, vertebrate animals, recombinant DNA, etc., and for establishing and administering accounts. All applications to the research board must be signed by this campus official (or a designated representative) to certify the commitment of the campus to administer the project should an award be made.
Normally attachments/addendums are NOT allowable with the application. A few exceptions would apply for inclusion of CD or DVD of audio/visual materials which may be justified for some fine arts applications and should be sent to the Research Board Office with your application. The other exception would be letters from external sources who may plan to make donations to the project. Check with your campus official or the Research Board Office to see if what you would like to include is allowable. These types of materials should be forwarded electronically to the Research Board Office. Applicant should include a statement within the narrative indicating materials will be made available to reviewers through the Research Board Office. Applications with appendices other than those specified will be returned without review.
All proposals are considered confidential and will not be shared with others without specific approval of the applicant.