Office of
Research Services


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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Proposals and Grants

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Proposal Preparation Duties
Duty Principal Investigator (PI)'s Responsibility Sponsored Programs Responsibility
Obtain and follow agency guidelines for submission X X
Notify OSP of intent to submit a proposal X
Review RFP/RFQ terms and conditions X X
Determine and obtained 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 final proposal X
Review final proposal X
Prepare proposal cover letter X
Obtain University authorization on proposal and submit to sponsor X
Complete the Pre-Award Request Form (PDF)**, if needed X

*Conflict of Interest

**Pre-Award Request Form (PDF)

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