Summerville Interdisciplinary Research Office
The Summerville Interdisciplinary Research Office supports researchers throughout the institution residing in departments without research administrators. We encourage faculty to schedule introductory appointments with us to discuss needs and best identify relevant opportunities. Researchers can seek funding sources on their own.
Once a funding opportunity had been identified, the researcher should notify our office as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org. The more time we have to work with faculty, the more time we have to create a successful proposal. A minimum of four weeks prior to the proposal/application deadline is recommended. Researchers should read the sponsor's guidelines and FAQs thoroughly to understand the expectations and requirements.
Upon receiving an email of intent from a researcher, our office will schedule a proposal/application planning meeting at the Summerville Interdisciplinary Research Office, Allgood Hall E-325. Our follow up from the planning meeting will be:
The next step is for the researcher, who will be identified as either the Program Director (PD) or Principle Investigator (PI), to develop a budget and budget narrative (justification) for review. Once the review is finalized, the PD/PI will sign off on the finalized budget. Then, our office will route the proposal for approval, attestations, etc.
Following the routing, the PD/PI will provide our office with a proposal narrative/research strategy and other relevant application components for review and editing. We will review and return edited documents for PD/PI's review and approval.
For federally funded grants, either the PI or our office will upload application components and notify respective DSPA grants and contracts specialists for final review and procurement of required signatures.
For non-federal grants, our office will notify respective DSPA grants and contracts specialists for final application review and procurement of required signatures. Once documents have been approved by DSPA, the PD/PI will upload application components.