Preparing Proposal

Preparing a proposal involves collaboration amongst sponsor, study team, and ORA.

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) appreciates the continued partnership with the UM research community to facilitate and expedite the processing of your externally sponsored applications. UM has implemented initiatives to facilitate successful collaborations and application submission: the ORA Application Deadline Policy the requirement to use IBISResearch for All Grants & Sponsored Agreements and the Grants Ancillary Review Matrix.

It is important to prepare a proposal that is well-written, contains all the required information, as well as follows the funding opportunity guidelines and/or application instructions. We have compiled relevant information to facilitate the development of a compliant proposal. 

The IBISResearch website has information regarding the IBISResearch system. In this website you will find Faculty Resources, Job Aids and User Guides, Administrator Resources and Events and Training for the IBISResearch system.
This page contains the ORA forms, Facilities & Administrative (F&A) Cost Rates, Fringe Benefit Rates as well as institutional information with frequently used codes and numbers,

When anticipating UM subcontracting to another entity, please follow the processes listed on the Subcontracting to Another Entity page.

If your proposal involves clinical research, there are specific policies related to preparing a proposal. Please visit this section to learn more.

This section contains links to additional resources.

This presentation covers the following topics: Application Submission Policy, NIH Subaccounting & Critical Issues regarding Close-outs.

This page contains information regarding Workspace.