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Proposal Preparation

OCG and, often, college staff are available to assist faculty who are interested in submitting a research proposal.

Research Administrators

In addition to the Division of Research's research administrators, many colleges have their own research administrators to assist faculty with identifying funding opportunities, electronically routing and submitting proposal documentation, securing necessary approvals from committees, managing the award, and closing out the award. Refer to this Research Teams webpage to find out whether a college-based Research Administrator (CRA) is available to you and to find your point-of-contact at the University-level.

Guidelines and Policies

Refer to the Proposal Submission webpage for information on how proposals are administatively managed and submitted to the sponsor. 

Proposal Guide

Refer to the Proposal Guide webpages information on processing requirements, endorsement requirements, compliance overview, and to learn about the sections of a typical proposal

Learn more about external resources for proposal preparation.

Grant Portals

Proposal Budgets

Refer to resources that can help you pull together a budget that supports the extent of the project you seek to conduct.

Institutional Data Sheet

The list provides data necessary for completing sponsor forms.

Institutional Letter of Commitment or Support Request

Use the Institutional Letter of Commitment or Support Request when required by the proposal solicitation or when allowed by the sponsor, to enhance the competitiveness of the application. 

PI/CO-PI Eligibility

The policy of the University of Houston is that only full-time faculty members may routinely serve as PIs or Co-PIs on sponsored programs. Learn more about eligibility.