Pre-Award: Proposal preparation and submission
This documents contains step by step instructions for submitting grant proposals in the College of Letters & Science.
Faculty and staff must submit proposals through WISPER, the WISconsin Proposal Electronic Routing System.
Please refer to the overview of WISPER in proposal preperation [pdf].
L&S Proposal Steps current as of May 2014
Process Chart for Submitting Proposals to External Sponsors Through L&S
|Find/select an announcement/RFP||PI||Early is good||Grants.gov or other search engine|
|Inform department support staff that a submission is planned||PI||Right away|
|Create a WISPER record||PI or Dept.||Right away||WISPER|
|Write/Build proposal||PI||Check solicitation and/or e-submission system for most efficient methods|
| Write/Build budget
RSP Budget Tools
|PI or Dept.|| Options:
|Get budget pre-approved by the division (L&S)*||PI or Dept. sends to division||Prefer at least 3-5 days prior to deadline||Create a WISPER APPROVAL – request “Division Budget Review” – include any unusual details, budget location (if not in attachments) in the comments field|
|Make sure WISPER record has all required information, signatures and approvals||PI Dept. Division||Prefer at least 2-4 days prior to deadline|| Create a WISPER APPROVAL of type "CHAIR approval"
Use "Request PI Signature" hyperlink at the top left of the "General" tab to request PI Signature
|Route the WISPER record to Division 48/L&S*||PI Dept.||Prefer 1-2 days prior to deadline|| ROUTE to DIVISION 48 when ready
Division will sign, ROUTE to RSP/SPO at the appropriate time
|Take correct steps for submission of proposal to funding agency|| PI Dept. Division
|Play it safe: 3-5 days prior to deadline|| Options:
|Ensure proper submittal of proposal by division and/or RSP||PI Dept. Division||On/before deadline|
*DIVISION 48 pre-award contacts are Kelly Mallon and Sheila Hayden; but, do not "route" to them individually; always route to DIVISION 48