Pre-Award Services

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Administration's (ORSPA) PreAward Services are designed to assist researchers in facilitating the overall proposal submission process while balancing the need for institutional and sponsor regulatory compliance.

The ORSPA assists University Investigators in identifying funding opportunities, budget preparation, reviewing proposals for compliance, ensuring institutional approval for proposals, conforming to federal, state, private and University regulations as part of 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!"


Pre-Award Services

Find Funding

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..

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.