Pre Award

ORSPA Pre-Award is designed to assist researchers in facilitating the overall proposal submission process. 

It is important to contact our office as soon as a decision is made to apply for a grant. All submissions are given a "first come, first serve" calendar position.

The ORSPA encourages you to Meet Early and Talk Often!

Pre-Award Additional Information


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.

Grant vs. Gift

How to determine if your funding is a grant or a gift. Lamar University must manage all funds received in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, as well as Lamar University and Texas State University System polices. Be sure to complete the grant vs. gift funding checklist.

Proposal Development

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 development services.

Budget Development

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

Review the University submission requirements, administrative review 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.