- How to Begin the Grant Process
- External Funding Opportunities
How to Begin the Grant Process
How to Begin the Process
How To Begin the Process
1. When you have an idea for a research project, fill out a Project Concept Form. This will let ORSP know that you're thinking about grant funding.
2. Identify a grant that fits the needs of your project in conjunction with the Pre-Award Coordinator.
3. Obtain a checklist of sponsor and internal requirements for your grant from the Pre-Award Coordinator.
4. Update the ORSP on the progress of grant preparation. The ORSP can assist with questions regarding the budget, requirements, compliance questions, etc.
5. Submit your grant to ORSP five business days before the deadline. This allows adequate time for a complete review by ORSP. Routing and other required forms must be signed by your Chair and Dean and submitted at this time.
Proposal Development and Grant Writing Consultation
- helping faculty create clear, concise narratives for their proposals
- refining big ideas to suit the specifications of the RFP
- proposal editing (grammar, usage, etc.)
- training and workshops for proposal development
Grant Identification and Submission
- identification of external funding sources based on your research interests
- interpretation of sponsor guidelines and requirements
- assistance with budget preparation
- training and workshops for the grant funding and submission process
Please remember to notify the ORSP as early as possible once a grant opportunity has been identified and selected.
Forms and Instructions
Forms and Instructions
Forms Descriptions Instructions Project Concept Form This optional online form is used by the Pre-Award office to aid in finding funding opportunities for your research interests. Fill out the Qualtrics Form with as much information as possible, click "submit" to send to ORSP. Gift vs. Grant Checklist Definitions provided herein clarify the differences between “Gifts” and “Grants.” Also includes a Table of Indicators for additional support. Fill out the checklist and return to ORSP for gift vs. grant determination. Proposal Routing Form (PRF) Internal form with proposal, personnel, and compliance information. Please submit 5 business days in advance of sponsor's deadline with signatures from your Chair and Dean. PRF Instructions Co-PI/Project Personnel Routing Form See PRF description above. Each Co-PI or identified project personnel must complete this form. Co-PI/Project Personnel Routing Form Instructions Pre-Proposal/Letter of Intent Routing Form Internal form with proposal and personnel information. If you have either a Pre-Proposal or Letter of Intent grant submission requirement, fill out the Pre-Proposal/Letter of Intent Routing Form with as much information as possible, sign the form, and submit to the ORSP. Significant Financial Interest Form (SFI) Policy Description
Anyone involved in the design, conduct and/or reporting of the project must fill out this form.
Before you complete the SFI, instructions on how to register and complete CITI Training can be found on the Compliance page. Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form Compliance form detailing your recently held financial interests and relationships with potential conflicts of interest. In the event of a significant financial interest, (if you answer "yes" to question 2 on the SFI Form) a FCOI Disclosure form must be submitted to ORSP. Cost Share Request Form Cost Sharing occurs whenever part of the proposed project cost is to be borne by UWG. UWG reserves the right to limit the amount of “voluntary” cost sharing. Please attach and submit this form with the Proposal Routing Form. Instructions F&A Cost Waiver Form This internal form requests a reduction or waiver of the established indirect rate. Any request to reduce F&A will be carefully scrutinized to ensure the project significantly benefits UWG’s mission. Justify your waiver need, calculate the unrecovered F&A, and submit to the ORSP for approval. Subrecipient vs. Contractor Determination Form Subrecipient Commitment Form
The ORSP has compiled general information you may need in writing your grant proposal. Information such as the University DUNS Number, EIN, and Institutional representatives can be found on the Institutional Information page.
The Fact Book has been published annually at UWG since 1980-1981 and contains statistical data, trend analyses, and interpretative highlights on a wide variety of topics pertaining to the operation of the University of West Georgia. Its contents are designed to inform readers and answer the most frequently asked questions about UWG. All editions of the UWG Fact Book from 1980-1981 to the present are housed in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment.
For additional institutional information, including accreditation information, enrollment, degrees conferred, admissions statistics, and many other UWG facts, please see the IEA Just The Facts page.
Institutional summary data are available on the IEA website, but if you cannot find the type of data you need, please submit an online data request. Please allow up to five (5) business days to process your data request; complex requests may take longer.
Listed below are several tools to help you prepare your grant or project budget.
- Calculating Salaries - Everything you need to know for the academic year and the summer.
- Calculating Effort:
- F&A Cost Rate Agreement - Our indirect cost rates are determined by an agreement with the federal government and UWG.
- Budget Template - Helpful spreadsheet that will do budget calculations such as increases in salary, indirect costs (F&A), etc. for you.
- Preparing Budget Justifications - Information on how to prepare your budget justification.
External Funding Opportunities
External Funding Opportunities
External funding resources for both research and sponsored projects range from federally funded grants to small, corporate and community foundations. The links provided here will give you a good start in identifying possibilities for funding your work, but you should feel free to contact the ORSP if you have any questions or need suggestions.
Source Description GrantForward A grant and award search engine where users can search for funding opportunities across all fields, from federal, state, foundation and other sources. GrantForward aggregates various funding opportunities from different websites into one database. GrantSpace/Foundation Center Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants Grants.gov The federal web portal for finding grant opportunities from any federal agency. National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. It does this through grants and cooperative agreements. National Institute of Health The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is made up of 27 institutes and centers (often referred to as ICs), 24 of which can make grant awards. The NIH provides financial support in the form of grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts. This assistance supports the advancement of the NIH mission of enhancing health, extending healthy life, and reducing the burdens of illness and disability. While NIH awards many grants specifically for research, we also provide grant opportunities that support research-related activities, including: fellowship and training, career development, scientific conferences, resource and construction. National Endowment for the Humanities The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency. It funds humanities programs in cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public television, and radio stations, and to individual scholars. National Endowment for the Arts The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is an independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. U.S. Department of Energy The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) works with business, industry, universities, and other organizations to increase the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. EERE Exchange is the Web portal for the Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. It provides full FOA listings and manages application submissions. Web of Knowledge (Web of Science) Web of Science is an online subscription-based scientific citation indexing service that provides a comprehensive citation search. You can research for funding agencies who funded research about your specific research interests.