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Home / Resources / Proposal Preparation / Planning Process

Planning Process

  • Obtain complete copy of RFP/RFA, grant guidelines, or web link and copy to University Research bfree@latech.edu as soon as you begin the grant writing process.

  • Talk to an agency representative to make sure that your project fits within the scope of their funding. Clarify questions, goals, and funding priorities of the agency.

  • Discuss your intent to submit a proposal with your department head, colleagues, and dean for ideas and insight on the specific proposal process.

  • If a formal letter of intent, notice of intent, or white paper abstract is required by agency prior to full proposal, complete a routing form and send through campus channels before LOI is sent.

  • An in-house Excel budget template is available from the OUR website (see A. Proposal Preparation: research.latech.edu/resources/forms_downloads) which will help you begin your budgeting process. As soon as you have a draft of the budget and a scope of work introduction completed, send to University Research along with the electronic, unsigned routing form and RFP for an expedited review.

  • If your proposal is being submitted via NSF Fastlane, look at the Fastlane Proposal Submission process below or on their website. Electronic submission arrangements with other agencies may also need to be reviewed carefully and OUR notified accordingly.

  • If your proposal contains intellectual property potential (see the complete Intellectual Property Policy) contact Rich Kordal at (318) 257-2970 or to discuss proposal enhancement and specific requirements. Additional information is available at the Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization website.

June 28th, 2017

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