All sponsored research proposals, including most preliminary proposals, must be approved by the SIS Senior Director of Research and American University’s Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP). Faculty submitting funding proposals to external organizations must send a completed proposal to SIS Research at least 10 business days before the submission deadline.
- 10 business days prior to the sponsor deadline: Faculty must submit a complete proposal, including all required documents, to SIS Research for review and approval. We will review, request necessary changes, and provide editorial suggestions.
- 6 business days prior to the sponsor deadline: Faculty must make all necessary changes and provide revised proposal to SIS Research. We will send the proposal to the Office of Sponsored Programs for review.
- 5 business days prior to the sponsor deadline: The Office of Sponsored Programs requires five business days to review proposals, and faculty should be available to respond to any requested changes during the review period.
- Prior to the sponsor deadline: OVPR will inform the PI when the proposal has been approved, and either the PI or OVPR will submit the proposal to the sponsor.