Coordination with ORSP is key to a successful, on-time, error-free submission. You may begin your proposal in Cayuse SP, or contact your ORSP Grant Coordinator with questions.
The ORSP Grant Coordinator assigned to your college will follow up to help you develop a checklist of required documents and address the following key components:
- Budget: CSUN requires that your request for funding is supported with a detailed budget showing accurate salaries, reassign time, fringe benefit rates, travel allowances, student training stipends, indirect/facilities and administrative costs, and other expenses. Your Grant Coordinator will provide current rates and help you to create an accurate budget.
- Narratives: ORSP's Template Library contains winning proposals and sample documents, tables, and boilerplate text to help you complete common application components. Working with your Grant Coordinator can help you identify these needs early.
- Protocols: If your research has human or animal subjects, your application may require narrative text regarding exemption or non-exemption. Also, your protocols must be approved prior to expending research funds. To ensure that your research begins on schedule, please email IRB/IACUC Manager Daniel Rastein during proposal development to discuss the protocol review process.
- Institutional Information: Commonly requested institutional information is available online. Cayuse 424 will auto-fill many of the institutional data fields for submissions through grants.gov.
- Other Resources: Please review ORSP's list of on- and off-campus resources that can help you develop a more competitive proposal. You'll find grantsmanship workshops, Data Management tools, agency guides, professional development organizations, and much more.
Documents required to ensure your proposal complies with funding agency regulations and CSU Executive Order 890 will be managed primarily in Cayuse SP. For example, questions regarding Conflict of Interest (COI), Regulatory Compliance, and Export Controls will be answered in Cayuse SP and maintained electronically. Your Grant Coordinator will help you to identify other required compliance documents as needed.
All proposals will be routed electronically in Cayuse SP for authorization by all investigators and associated Department Chairs, college MARs and Deans, and the Vice President of Administration and Finance. The routing process will originate with your ORSP Grant Coordinator after you have completed the SP record. Your college’s grant staff can confirm your college’s processes for approval and provide other valuable support. All established deadlines must be honored.
Routing must be completed four business days prior to submission so that ORSP can ensure that your work complies with CSU Executive Order 890. Please note that ORSP cannot guarantee that late proposals will be reviewed, approved and/or submitted before the agency deadline.
All proposals for extramural support must be submitted by an Authorized Official in ORSP.
Some letters of intent, interest or inquiry (LOIs), pre-proposals, and white papers or concept papers may be submitted by the Principal Investigator. Your ORSP Grant Coordinator can confirm regulations and provide assistance.
Be prepared to spend your grant funds! Submit your protocols for human and animal subjects research early. Electronic applications will soon be accepted through Cayuse IRB.
Have questions about protocols? Email IRB/IACUC Manager Dr. Daniel Rastein or call him at x5195.