TSU's Division of Research and Sponsored Programs would like to offer the following as a guideline for our researchers and program developers when looking to register a proposal for submission in hopes of garnering external funding.
RSP's e-PRAS , short for Electronic Proposal Routing and Approval System, consists mainly of two activities which originate on-line for the system's user and of which links can be found on the Research website:
1. Informing RSP of one's intent to submit a proposal for external funding and
2. Filling out and forwarding a form from which significant details of the proposal can be captured and with which approval can be garnered.
Once an idea has taken shape and been matched to a funding opportunity, the researcher or program developer is encouraged to provide RSP with written Intent to Submit a Proposal. Clicking the link opens an on-line survey which captures the data about the project provided by the user and forwards it to RSP. The office, at this point, will be aware of your intent to submit for this opportunity and can prepare for any special situations or reviews needing to take place. Ideally, this would be completed 30 days prior to the opportunity close date.
Once the researcher or program developer has completed the proposal package to be submitted, the next step to be taken is to complete the TSU Proposal Registration and Review Form. The form is currently available as a downloadable Microsoft InfoPath form which takes advantage of the Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 application integration. The computer downloading the file must have the Microsoft Office program already installed. If there is a need to have Microsoft Office installed or you are unsure of the version you have, please call the TSU Help Desk at 963-7777 for assistance. The user is able to click the link for the form, fill it out, and click submit at which point the form will be e-mailed to RSP. RSP can, in turn, have the form e-mailed to any individuals who will need to provide approval. The researcher or program developer is responsible for making sure RSP has the actual proposal package as well. Whether RSP is submitting or the individual is submitting, the university needs a record of any activity being done in TSU's name. In this case, that record is to include a copy of the file(s) submitted to the funding agency. In order to give the proposal package the benefit of a cursory review, RSP requires that Proposal Registration and Review Form and the Proposal Package be complete and turned over to or forwarded to the office no less than five business days prior to the opportunity close date.
Please check below for the links to the survey and form you require to start the process and hopefully take your grant proposal idea to a fully funded award. We at RSP look forward to working with you soon.
Research and Sponsored Programs