University of Southern Indiana
Grant Proposal Development

The OSPRA Staff is here to help you create a successful proposal.  Please let us know your plans for submitting a grant proposal as soon as possible by completing the Grant Application Pre-Notice form.

Also, be aware that all grant applications are due to the OSPRA office 8 business days prior to grant submission date.  See the External Grant Review Calendar for the 8 day schedule.

Most grant proposals include common elements. For a description and helpful tips on these elements, see our Common Components of Grant Proposals tip sheet.

Creating a budget -- Download this USI Salary and Effort Calculator to accurately estimate salary costs and see the descriptions of common budget categories.

OSPRA requires all grant proposals submitted to our office include a budget justification, regardless if the funding agency requires one or not. Example Budget Justification

A well written grant can give faculty a competitive edge. For grant writing assistance, use these resources published in 2012 and 2013. Grant Writing Resources.

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