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Sponsored Programs' Checklist

N.B. Proposals submitted using sponsor electronic systems should follow the guidelines established by the sponsor.

___ Have you verified with OSP that you are using the correct and most current 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 Dean Smyer and OSP?
___ 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?
___ Have all subcontractors sent budgets and commitment letters signed by their institutional officials? Have these been forwarded to OSP?
___ Are sponsor page limitations observed?
___ Are sponsor type/font size limitations observed?
___ Is the University's Proposal Transmittal Form (Word Dcoument) filled out completely?
___ Have all needed University approvals been obtained?
___ Submission
bullet Obtain OSP signature on application forms and/or cover letter.
bullet How many copies must be sent to the sponsor?
bullet Remember to send 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?
___ If the sponsor is a foundation or a corporation, has the BC Development Office been notified?