Missouri State University

Proposal Development & Submission


External funding is an integral part of today's University environment.  The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs  aids faculty and staff members from all University Units in identifying, obtaining and managing the funding needed to support their research, scholarship, and service pursuits.

The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs can assist with any host of pre-award processes in support of garnering external funds, including assistance with budget preparation questions, project/proposal development, cost share recommendations, and submission of the completed proposal.

The following steps should be taken by investigators to facilitate the proper processing of all proposals:

  1. Contact the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs early in the proposal preparation process and provide the necessary programmatic information regarding the funding opportunity to your SRP Representative to facilitate a flawless submission.
  2. Provide budgetary information to your SRP Representative for review.  This will ensure that last minute changes will not be requested come submission time of the proposal.
  3. Complete the Internal Approval Form and route it for approval, along with the completed proposal, prior to releasing it to OSRP for review and submission
  4. Provide completed proposal materials to your SRP Representative at least 48 hours prior to the submission deadline.  This ensures that there will be sufficient time to review the proposal for completeness and compliance with University, regulatory, and sponsor guidelines.

Please refer to the links at left for further information, or contact your Sponsored Research & Programs Representative to begin the proposal process.