Proposal Development

ORPA and your Grant & Contract Administrator (GCA) play a key role in proposal development, whether you are planning a new project or seeking to continue a prior award. Our grant and contract administration team offers detail-oriented guidance and support in collaboration with your department research administrator, with insight into the preparation of budgets, compliance with sponsor and University guidelines, and the submission of complete proposals. The best way to position your project for success is to notify your department research administrator of new submissions early, providing all required documentation well in advance of a deadline to allow for thorough review and approvals.

Princeton ERA's dual submission (multi-prong) approach permits the researcher to continue to develop the project narrative while the balance of the administrative proposal sections are "locked-down" for review and approval by ORPA.  

Please note that ORPA requires a final proposal to be routed through Princeton ERA a minimum of five (5) business days before the sponsor deadline to permit the best opportunity for thorough review, approval and submission.

Proposal Considerations

NIH Biosketch and Other Support

Budget Preparation

Additional Proposal Requirements

Compliance: Human Subjects, Vertebrate Animals, Conflict of Interest, Export Controls and More