Pre-Award & Proposal Development

As demands on our fiscal resources grow, grant writing is a key strategy to advance and accelerate development of our academic programs, student support programs and faculty research.   Faculty and staff with a general interest in grant writing or a specific competition in mind should contact Ann Robinson (arr3@pitt.edu) to talk about how the faculty/staff and OSP can best collaborate to produce a competitive proposal.  

Frequently requested information is accessible below: 

  • Guidelines for Proposal Submission for Faculty and Staff  - The guidelines provide a clear statement of the procedures faculty and staff should follow in submitting proposals for external funding.  Please note two important provisions:  
    • All proposals must be reviewed by the appropriate cabinet officer and the president before submission to the sponsor. 
    • For proposals requiring matching funds, the source of the match must be approved by the president prior to submission.
  • FAQ: Information Commonly Needed for Proposals
    • For the purposes of grant submissions, Pitt-Bradford is considered a unit of the University of Pittsburgh, and the information contained in the following link applies.  However, on submissions from Pitt-Bradford, the Applicant Organization should be listed as "University of Pittsburgh - Bradford Campus" 
     
  • Forms  - The 0136 and 0202 forms are the most commonly used forms, and OSP staff are available to assist with completion of forms and arrange for requisite signature approvals.  
    • Form 0136:  Sponsored Programs Submission form 
    • Form 0202:  Sponsored Programs Detailed Award Budget 
  • Proposal Development Guides - The Office of Sponsored Programs maintains a library of successful proposals for the reference of Pitt-Bradford faculty and staff interested in pursuing related grants.  To discuss the development of a proposal and request a proposal in the archive, please contact Ann Robinson (arr3@pitt.edu