The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Administration's (ORSPA) PreAward Services are designed to assist researchers in facilitating the overall proposal process while balancing the need for institutional and sponsor regulatory compliance.
The ORSPA assists University Investigators in identifying funding opportunities, proposal development, budget preparation, reviewing proposals for compliance to the Funding Opportunity Announcement, ensuring institutional approval for proposals, conforming to federal, state, private and University regulations and proposal submission.
It is important to contact our office as soon as you decide to apply for a grant. All submissions are given a "first come, first serve" calendar position, so early notification is beneficial. The ORSPA encourages you "Meet Early - Talk Often!"
Review the types of funding mechanisms and funding sources. Become
familiar with current funding trends and predictions. Locate funds for
research, scholarship, programs, international collaborations, capacity
building and educational activities through external sources. Ascertain
information regarding internal Lamar University grants..
Find key information regarding PD/PI, Co-PI, senior key personnel
eligibility. Examine helpful suggestions for initial proposal
development, consider budget elements and funding options integral to
your research design. Ascertain applicable forms for submission
completion, and discover the resources within ORSPA PreAward proposal
Examine the elements of budget creation. Learn of current budget procedures and requirements. Identify direct and indirect (Facilities and Administrative) costs. Review the necessary support documentation, matching and cost share commitments, subawards/subcontracts requirements, and budget justification information
Proposal Submission Process
elements, effective due dates for processing and submission, required
signatory permissions, proposal documentation and ORSPA PreAward duties
integral for successful submission of a competitive proposal.
Policies, Forms, and Human Subject Research
Access research policies, time and effort reporting information,
Conflict of Interest information, travel support forms, proposal
development and submission forms, and human subject information.