Proposal Development Timetable
This timeline is intended to serve as a guide for those working on proposals. Scheduling of proposal tasks will be somewhat unique for each proposal developed. However, this timetable can serve as a general guide in anticipating the time needed to create a proposal.
90-30 Days Before a Proposal Is Due in the Hands of a Sponsor
- Review program announcement, guidelines and instructions.
- Prepare outline and/or first draft of research/program plan.
- Contact human or animal subjects administrator, as needed.
- Coordinate with participating organizations/institutions.
- Discuss effort, cost sharing, and matching funds with chair, academic dean, or area administrators.
30-25 Days Before a Proposal Is Due in the Hands of a Sponsor
- Meet with OSP staff for consultation and coordination of proposal, as needed.
- Discuss cost estimating process for the proposed project.
25-20 Days Before a Proposal Is Due in the Hands of a Sponsor
- Preparation of preliminary budget.
- Share draft of proposal with colleagues/research committee.
20-7 Days Before a Proposal Is Due in the Hands of a Sponsor
- Create "Funding Proposal" record in RAPPORT, Dartmouth's on-line proposal and award system.
- Upload documents required for OSP initial review.
- Route proposal via RAPPORT to department chair, area administrator and/or dean for approval. OSP will not receive the application for review until these approvals have been done.
- Proposal is due to OSP before 9am, 7 business days prior to sponsor deadline.
7-3 Days Before a Proposal Is Due in the Hands of a Sponsor
- Respond to comments and questions by OSP staff , make changes as needed.
- Proofread and prepare final version of proposal.
2 Days Before a Proposal Is Due in the Hands of a Sponsor
- PI forwards complete and final proposal by 9am which includes all attachments via RAPPORT to Office of Sponsored Projects for review and approval.