All grant applications must go through MU’s Office of Grants and Sponsored Research (GSR) for approval prior to submission. If requested, the Grant Writer/Sponsored Research Officer will assist the Primary Investigator/Project Director (PI/PD) with proposal development, documentation, and internal approval for all grant applications.
Here is a brief outline of how the proposal development process occurs:
- PI/PD and Grant Writer (GW) identify a funding opportunity to pursue, with approval of Chair and Dean.
- PI/PD and GW convene initial and subsequent meetings with project stakeholders (i.e., Business Affairs, Institutional Research, relevant academic and non-academic departments, external partners, etc.) to:
- solicit initial approval and feedback on project/research design
- assign tasks related to proposal development
- set schedule for final review and submission.
- PI/PD and GW monitor progression and completion of assigned tasks through draft completion
- PI/PD and GW collect required letters of support, signatures, and documents required for submission
- At least one week before submission, PI/PD or GW distributes final draft to Chair, Dean, Business Affairs, and associated vice presidents for internal review and approval
- PI/PD or GW submits final proposal to funding agency
All research involving human or animal participants must consult with and receive approval from the university’s IRB Committee prior to submitting a grant proposal.