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Sponsored Programs Checklist

N.B. Proposals submitted using sponsor electronic systems should follow the guidelines established by the sponsor.  The elements listed represent general proposal requirements.

___ Have you verified with OSP that you are using the correct and most current sponsor required proposal forms?
___ If the proposal is submitted in response to an RFP (Request for Proposal) or RFA (Request for Application), has a copy of the RFP or RFA been sent to OSP?
___ Does the sponsor have a limitation on the number of proposals permitted to be submitted by the University? If so, has this been coordinated with VPR and OSP?
___ If the sponsor is a foundation or a corporation, has the BC Corporation and Foundation Relations Office been notified?
___ Are all required elements of the proposal included?
 
bullet Cover Sheet
bullet Abstract
bullet Complete Narrative
bullet Budget
bullet C.V.s
bullet Statement of Current and Pending Support
bullet Sponsor Certifications
bullet Appendices
bullet Other Special Sponsor Requirements
___ Budget
 
bullet Does the budget accurately reflect the work proposed?
bullet Is it calculated correctly?
bullet Are the correct fringe benefit and F&A cost rates (aka, indirect cost rate) used?  VPR approval is required for waived F&A.
___ Have all subcontractors sent budgets and completed Commitment Form signed by their institutional officials? Have these been forwarded to OSP?
___ Are sponsor page limitations observed?
___ Are sponsor type/font size limitations observed?
___ Has the routing of the electronic PTF been completed?
___ Have all needed University approvals been obtained?
___ Submission
 
bullet Obtain OSP signature on application forms and/or cover letter.
bullet If not submitted electronically, how many copies must be sent to the sponsor?
bullet Remember to provide OSP a copy of the final submission.
bullet Is there a deadline date? Is it a postmark or receipt date?
bullet Is the mailing address different from the express address?