Grant Proposal Submission Checklist
This form has been designed specifically for the use of the Arts & Sciences faculty to assist in the grant submission process. In it you will find guidance concerning university and department requirements, procedures, required forms, and most importantly, who to contact should questions arise.
LOOKING FOR FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
- A&S Research Affairs Office
provides assistance in searching for funding
opportunities. We also recommend using the on-line
COS search engine to find grant opportunities.
COS is an acronym for Community of Science.
Note: For private or foundation searches, contact
Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR).
- On occasion the sponsor may limit the number of
proposals submitted from one institution. Please
Research Affairs, immediately, if the sponsoring
agency has set such limits.
- Start this process at least a month in advance of the stated
- Download and email an electronic version of the
grant solicitation (RFA, RFP, PA) and a brief
description of your intent to
A&S Research Affairs
in the A&S Dean's Office. Exceptions are Biology,
Chemistry and Physics. These departments should
contact their respective Department Managers for
- If your solicitation will involve a special
request as listed below, please inform
Research Affairs to facilitate the approval
process that includes your Department Chair and the
deans offices as described below.
(including use of graduate students as subjects
in sponsored research projects)
|Joanne Berger-Sweeney, A&S Dean
|Nancy Bauer or
|Kathryn Link, EAD
*Please inform the A&S Research Affairs Office or your Dept. Manager (see #4
above) once approval has been obtained.*
PREPARING THE SUBMISSION
- A&S Research Affairs Office is available to
assist you with the following:
- funding opportunity searches
- understanding sponsor or grant
- administrative pages of your
- budget preparation
- fulfilling subcontractor and
other collaborative requirements
- navigating the Tufts internal
- Things to remember:
- Always adhere to the
requirements of the grant
Fringe and Indirect Costs rates
- Graduate students'
salaries/stipends are guided by the
department's policy on teaching
assistants or by specific sponsor
- For Graduate Research Assistants
budgeted on grant proposals, A&S
recommends recovering 15% of tuition
costs prorated on the graduate
students' level of effort.
Tuition Guide; see also
- A&S also recommends recovering
100% health insurance and 100%
health fees for each graduate
student budgeted prorated on the
graduate students' level of effort.
Tuition Guide; see also
ROUTING THE SUBMISSION
- Signed internal forms packet must be completed
five business (5) days in advance of the sponsor
The following must be included in the internal forms
*Note: the A&S Research Affairs Office will work closely with
principal investigators to obtain all the necessary signatures. Electronic
signatures, using Adobe or other software, are acceptable. Forms can be provided
via email or fax to A&S Research
Affairs or (617)627-6916.*