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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

For questions regarding how to route your proposal please contact Sponsored Programs | 817.257.7516

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.

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    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)

Funding Opportunities

SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network)

Grants Resource Center GrantSearch
(contact the Office of Sponsored Research for username and password)

Funding Agencies