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The Office of Sponsored Programs serves the TCU Community by providing information, personal assistance, services, and programs to those who seek financial support for scholarly endeavors. Learn more about the Office of Sponsored Programs »
How to Route Your Proposal
The Proposal Routing Form ensures that applications, contracts or proposals for external support have received adequate internal review and consideration. The review process includes the Principal Investigator, Department Chair, the respective Dean or designee, Research Accounting and the Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies.
The signature of each stakeholder located on the Proposal Routing Form indicates their responsibility and assurance of compliance considerations. All applications, contracts or proposals for external funds to support sponsored projects that will be awarded to TCU must be routed for institutional approval signatures. The Proposal Routing Form, with attachments, should be completed and received in Sponsored Programs with time allowed for adequate review and submission prior to the sponsor deadline.
To begin the Proposal Routing Form, the PI should click the DocuSign Link below:Proposal Routing Form DocuSign Link
After the approvals are complete, all stakeholders will receive an email from DocuSign with the completed form. Sponsored Programs will review the proposal routing form, proposal and budget and work with applicable stakeholders if changes are required and ensure approvals are documented with the final submission of the proposal.
For questions regarding how to complete the Proposal Routing Form, contact Sponsored Programs firstname.lastname@example.org | 817.257.7516 or view the form instructions here: DocuSign Proposal Routing Form Instructions.
Proposal Development for Faculty
The TCU Office of Sponsored Programs is pleased to announce three new programs designed to assist faculty at all levels as they develop and submit funding proposals to external sponsors.Read more
- NEW NIH BIOSKETCH Format
Biosketches are required in both competing applications and progress reports. Find instructions, blank format pages, and sample biosketches below. Try SciENcv, a tool supporting multiple research agencies, to help you develop your biosketch and automatically format it according to NIH requirements.
- NIH answers the question Are Letters of Intent Required? Sometimes a letter of intent is requested by the funding opportunity announcement as a way for NIH staff to begin planning for the review of your application. We encourage you to submit the letter of intent. However, NIH welcomes your application even if you chose not to submit the letter..
- The National Science Foundation (NSF) has designated the National Institutes of Health’s SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) as an NSF-approved format for submission of biographical sketch(es) and is encouraging its use to prepare a biographical sketch for inclusion in proposals to NSF. Additional information on NSF required biographical sketch can be found in the current Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1). Multiple training resources are available on the SciENcv website.
- Revision: NIH Policy and Guidelines on the Inclusion of Individuals Across the Lifespan as Participants in Research Involving Human Subjects
- Review Criteria Updates (Fellowship – NOT-OD-18-227; Research – NOT-OD-18-228; Career Development – NOT-OD-18-229)
- Changes to the NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15) Program (NOT-OD-19-015)
- Reinstatement of NIH SBIR Direct-to-Phase II Authority (NOT-OD-19-019)
- New Funding Opportunity Announcements Targeting Basic Experimental Studies with Humans (NOT-OD-19-024)
- Harassment and Discrimination Protections in NIH Training Applications (NOT-OD-19-029)