Research - Submitting a Proposal

Below are the steps required of the PI, School of Human Ecology preaward research administrator, and RSP, in order to submit an extramural grant proposal.

Proposal Submission

All extramural proposals must be submitted by RSP. To do this, RSP needs the WISPER record and notice from the preaward research administrator that the proposal is ready for submission.



7 days before the proposal due date: The WISPER record must be signed by the Principal Investigator.  Who does this? Only the PI may sign the WISPER record. The WISPER record must be approved by the PI's Department Chair. Who requests this? The preaward research administrator will send the Department Chair an approval request via WISPER.

4-7 days before the due date: Proposal must be compiled into the format or system by which it will be submitted. This may require uploading proposal elements to Cayuse, FastLane,, ProposalCentral, or a sponsor's online submission system. Who does this? It depends - either the PI or the preaward research administrator. The PI and research administrator should discuss this early in the proposal preparation process so it's clear who is responsible for this key step.

1-3 days before the due date:

Additional Resources

Screenshot from WISPER - What the PI agrees to when signing the WISPER record

Guide to Submission Steps for Sponsor Electronic Proposal Submission Systems