Research & Economic Development

Office of the Vice Chancellor


UMKC Sponsored Programs, Pre-Award, is dedicated to supporting UMKC faculty and staff with the development and submission of quality proposals and contracts that are both technically and administratively compliant with sponsor and campus requirements. The goal of submitting the highest quality proposal is accomplished through a strong collaboration between researchers and research administration staff.

Located in the Office of Research Services, Pre-Award staff are assigned to each UMKC Division/School/College or unit to serve as a primary point of contact and to help facilitate the overall grant process while balancing the need for institutional and sponsor regulatory compliance. We are here to help you.

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Duty Principal Investigator (PI)'s Responsibility Sponsored Programs Responsibility
Obtain and follow agency guidelines for submission X X
Notify OSP of intent to submit proposal X
Review RFP/RFQ terms & conditions X X
Determine and obtain required forms X X
Determine F&A and fringe benefit rate X X
Develop budget including any cost share X X
Complete Conflict of Interest form*, if necessary X
Provide DeptID authorization for all campus cost share commitments X
Email budget and justification to OSP for review X
Prepare Proposal Signature Routing Sheet (ePSRS) Upon Request
Assemble and review final proposal X
Prepare proposal cover letter X
Obtain University authorization on proposal & submit to sponsor X
Complete the Departmental Guarantee Form**, if needed X

*Conflict of Interest

**Departmental Guarantee Form (Pre-Award Request Form)


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Cost Share

Cost share or matching is the portion of the total sponsored program costs provided by someone other than the sponsor. All cost share must be agreed to by the department chair and Vice Chancellor for Research. Cost share commitments made by a third-party must be documented at the time of proposal. Before submission of proposals, cost share must be evaluated for reasonableness whether stated in dollar amounts and/or percentages. Whether voluntary or mandatory, the commitments made in the proposal and made part of the award are binding. All cost share must be properly verified, recorded and reported in the University accounting system.

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