Pre-Award Grant Proposal Available Services
AAI provides grant and contract proposal support to AAI researchers and to KU faculty whose research supports the AAI mission. Available services will depend on individual proposal needs and the lead time before an agency deadline. A longer lead time before an agency deadline allows for the highest level of support and maximizes the competitiveness of a proposal.
|Services Available||> 3 Weeks Before Deadline||1-3 Weeks Before Deadline||<1 Week Before Deadline|
|Assist with analyzing and interpreting agency instructions||X||X||X|
|Assist with the budget and budget justiﬁcation||X||X||X|
|Prepare agency application forms and online registration||X||X||X|
|Provide templates and boilerplate content||X||X||X|
|Liaison with KUCR to obtain institutional review and approval||X||X||X|
|Review for format and compliance to KU and agency standards||X||X||X|
|Assemble the proposal for submission in the required format||X||X||X|
|Assist with proposal submission, hard copy or online||X||X||X|
|Meet to discuss project, develop an outline and timeline||X||X|
|Engage the program oﬃcer, by request||X||X|
|Facilitate gathering of proposal components||X||X|
|Search for external funding opportunities||X|
|Provide high-level reviews of proposal drafts (upon request)||X|
|Copyedit ﬁnal project narrative and abstract*||X|
*Upon advance request and availability, proposal narratives can be sent to an editor for copyediting and proofreading services.
Proposals are due to the AAI Grant Oﬃcer one week before the agency deadline to allow suﬃcient time for KUCR review and for the PI to make any necessary revisions.
All proposals that include a budget must have KUCR approval before being submitted to a funding agency. Budget revisions must also be approved by KUCR before submitting to a funding agency.
Note: When deciding on whether to submit a proposal to a speciﬁc funding agency, consider that the entire process includes planning, writing, reviewing, editing, and submitting, all of which require signiﬁcant time if the proposal is to be competitive. If you do not think you can accomplish these steps in the allotted time, consider applying to a future round or to another opportunity with a later deadline.
For further assistance, please contact Judy Eyerly.