Proposal Preparation and Submission

All Sponsored Projects Must Be Submitted Through ORSP

Any research or scholarly project with outside funding must be processed through the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects. Federal, state, and U-M policies and regulations guide the processing of proposals and submission to a potential sponsor, as well as the subsequent handling of projects resulting from successful proposals.

The proposal is routed through the University of Michigan via the eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM) system with an accompanying Proposal Approval Form (PAF), created in eRPM, which documents university commitments to the project at each level from the department to the central administration.

Some gifts and fellowships may not require ORSP processing. Therefore, consider: Is it a sponsored project?

Proposal Preparation

A collection of materials to aid in how to write a proposal, create a budget, process it through the University, and submit it to a sponsor.

Proposal Development Help

Budget Planning and Preparation

Budget and Accounting Tools and Reference

Equipment & Facilities

Students in Research

Processing the Proposal

Submitting the Proposal