Kuali Research

Kuali Research is Kent State’s electronic system for proposal submission and grants management. It streamlines proposal submission and award administration and provides a central, online repository of proposal, award and other information.

User Access and Support

Kuali Research is available from any device with an internet connection. Log in with your FlashLine username and password at https://kent.kuali.co/res or access it in FlashLine at University Resources --> Research/Kuali.

For technical assistance with Kuali please contact our help team at 

NOTE: To access IRB forms and help resources, visit the IRB forms webpage at https://www.kent.edu/research/office-research-compliance/irb-forms. For assistance with IRB related issues, please email researchcompliance@kent.edu.

Proposal Development and Budgeting

All proposals submitted for externally-funded sponsored projects are developed in Kuali Research. Office of Sponsored Programs staff provides guidance for proposal set-up, budget development, and document uploads.

Kuali simplifies collaboration among investigators, the Office of Sponsored Programs, Foundation Relations, and departmental administrators through shared access to proposal data, budgets and submission materials.

Approval Routing and Submission

Departmental and college-level approvals are obtained through electronic routing to administrators of all units involved in an application. The final budget must be must be entered into Kuali and routed for internal approval no later than five working days prior to the due date.

Required proposal narrative documents are also uploaded into the Kuali record. All documents in near-final form must be submitted to Sponsored Programs no later than two working days prior to the sponsor due date. Final documents are due by 8AM on the agency due date

Once the Kuali record is complete and the budget has been approved, the proposal can be submitted to the sponsor. The Kuali proposal module allows for direct system-to-system (S2S) submission of select proposal applications to Grants.gov, resulting in faster submission processing of federal applications and fewer errors in transmission.


Sponsored Programs will provide training sessions as needed. Please send training requests to kuali-research-help@kent.edu.

User Guides


Proposal Types (PDF)

Activity Types (PDF)

Research Designation Types (PDF)

Navigating the Kuali Dashboard (PDF)


Principal Investigator Proposal Tasks Guide (PDF)

Completing the Proposal Questionnaire (PDF)

Download a Proposal Budget (PDF)

Download a Current and Pending Support Report (PDF)

System-to-System (S2S)

NIH Proposal Checklists (Excel) (Forms H version, effective for proposals submitted on or after January 25, 2023. Includes R01, R03, R15, R21)

S2S User Guide (PDF)


Proposal Approval Guide (PDF)