Presentation on theme: "THE BASICS 2011 Office of Sponsored Programs. Craig Johnson OSP Administrator or 543-4043 Instructor."— Presentation transcript:
THE BASICS 2011 Office of Sponsored Programs
Craig Johnson OSP Administrator or Instructor
Objectives By the end of this class you will: Know what Grants.gov is and when to use it Understand the 2 options for submitted applications from the UW Know how to find funding opportunities supported by Grants.gov Understand the UW process for submitting Grants.gov applications Gain hands-on experience using Grants.gov
Agenda Grants.gov Overview Two ways to complete applications Preparation time What info do I need? Where do I get it? Finding & completing the Adobe formset Final Check and downloading Q&A
What is Grants.gov? An electronic portal that allows users to find, apply for, and manage over 1,000 grant opportunities from 26 different Federal agencies
When do I use Grants.gov? Depends on the agency and program requirements. Some sponsors (e.g., NIH, NOAA) currently use Grants.gov; some (e.g., NSF) are still in transition.
Two Ways to Complete Grants.gov Applications #1 Adobe Search and download forms direct from Grants.gov Complete forms Attach to eGC1 and route OSP will upload and submit your application Errors and warning messages provided by OSP
Two Ways to Complete Grants.gov Applications #2 SAGE Grant Runner Complete the forms directly in SAGE (combined with eGC1) Route for campus approvals OSP submits application with a click of a button Errors and warning messages appear in eGC1 History & Comments
Getting Started NIH’s system is called ERA Commons. In order to apply to NIH, every PI (or grad student) must have an active account in Commons. Contact your Department Administrator to request an NIH Commons login account.
Getting Started Your computer is loaded with the most currently supported version of Adobe (9.1.2.) Search, download and become familiar with the Program Announcement and instructions Schedule so that submission is in compliance with GIM19
Summary of Recent Changes (2009) Research Plan PHS398 “Attachments” (Background & Significance, Preliminary Studies/Progress Report, Research Design and Methods) now “Research Strategy” Research Plan reformatted and reduced to 12 pages Other Project Info form have modified requirement Biosketch now begins with a personal statement Applies to both Grants.gov Adobe PDF and Grant Runner
UW Routing and Submission Process Routing on Campus In OSP Review by OSP Admin
Navigating the Submission Freeway OSP transmits application & receives confirmation Grants.gov performs basic check GRANT Agency System (NIH) eRA Commons AN12345
Grants.gov National Submission Funnel Grants.gov UCLAUSCUW Everyone’s Goal: 100% success in submitting error free
UW Deadlines (Submit Proposal) GIM days: All final business elements and draft scope of work Approved by campus reviewers and IN OSP OSP needs to be able to do a meaningful review 3+ days: Final proposal in complete & final format Status = IN OSP by 5pm -3 days: Any application received by OSP after 5pm 3 business days before the sponsor deadline will not be reviewed and will be sent back to the PI/Dept Waiver Process
Sponsor Deadlines (Submit Proposal) Any hard deadline that is missed will usually result in the application being returned without review Hint Create a calendar using the sponsor deadline Count back 3 and 7 business days Make a reasonable timeline for each section/part Concurrent timelines for admin vs science sections UW Holiday
7 Day Rule 7 Day Rule 3+ Day Rule all business components complete/final + draft version of the science (Research Strategy) all proposal components complete/final + final version of the science (Research Strategy) What is due when? QUIZ
When am I really ready to submit? All required eGC1 fields completed All COMPLETED sponsor forms attached IRB or IACUC studies / protocol approval dates IRB / IACUC modifications applied for Attached paperwork for subcontracts or consultants Research Plan & budget is attached in FINAL form Attachments are in correct format (NIH=PDF only) F&A rate is in accordance with GIM 13A Any required waivers approved (e.g. IDC, e-GC1 addendum, 48hr) Then RTS = YES!!
Demonstration of Grant.gov System Finding Grant Opportunities Download Instructions Download application package Complete application package Viewing and Printing application package acknowledgements and notifications
Finding a Grant Opportunity
To download application For a full copy of the instructions
UW- OSP GRANTS.GOV TRAINING – finding a grant opportunity
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7 Steps to Submit NIH proposal via Grants.gov 1. Download application package via Grants.gov 2. Complete the application package 3. Complete a eGC1 in SAGE. 4. Upload application package to GC-1 and route to OSP 5. OSP will review & submit final application 6. Validation process (multiple s btw OSP, Grants.gov & department) 7. Validation of NIH proposals via ERA Commons
3 Steps to Submit NIH Proposal via Grant Runner 1. Create, complete and submit to OSP a new eGC1 in SAGE containing the application package. 2. Real time validation info contained within SAGE History and Comments. 3. Validation of NIH proposals via eRA Commons.
Where do I look for more info? NSF website: NIH Instructions for 424 Forms dex.htm dex.htm NIH ERA’s Commons website: https://commons.era.nih.gov/commons https://commons.era.nih.gov/commons Avoid Common Errors: errors.htm errors.htm
Where can I go for help? For technical questions: or For NIH’s overall plan for electronic receipt, contact NIH Grants info at For UW procedure and process: Contact OSP Help Desk at or For Grant Runner questions: Contact the SAGE Help Desk at or
Helpful Tips Always review the Program Announcement for requirements (i.e. page limits, documentation, etc.). Answer “Yes” on the eGC1 Ready-to-Submit (RTS) question only when the proposal is ready for submission The budget and the SF424 form must have the same start date Make sure to use the correct DUNS# Level of effort must be listed on detailed budget Do not use headers and footers on documents
More Helpful Tips NIH Only: Co-project Director (PD) or Co-Principal Investigator (PI) is not recognized. Make sure PI information in eRA Commons matches the name used on the application. Convert document attachments to PDF format.
Questions & Answers
Test your knowledge https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/ survey/almarks/91416
In Closing Class Evaluation: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/ almarks/93633 THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!