Proposal Resources | Kent State University

Proposal Resources


Sponsored Programs provides assistance to faculty and staff in preparing proposals for external funding through guideline interpretation, budget preparation, and adherence to university policies and federal regulations. As agencies issue new regulations or revise old ones, we keep the University community informed and monitor proposals for required adjustments. If you need access to an agency's electronic system such as the NIH Commons, Sponsored Programs can help you get set up.

Click here to go to Kuali Research, Kent State’s electronic system for proposal preparation and submission, research compliance, and grants management.

Proposal Resources

Proposal Submission Process Chart A visual representation of the proposal submission process at Kent State University.
Proposal Preparation Guide A resource for faculty and staff unfamiliar with proposal preparation; provides a generic model of a proposal's essential components.
Institutional Fact Sheet A list of commonly requested data for use in proposal applications (ex. DUNS, EIN, IDC rates, fringe benefit rates, contact information).
KSU Travel  Kent State policies concerning travel including domestic and foreign per diem rates. Used in budgeting travel costs.
Budget Justification Template Template to assist with the creation of a budget justification document, especially for proposals to the National Science Foundation.
Data Management Plan (DMP) Tool Online application that helps researchers create data management plans that are now required by many funding agencies as part of the grant proposal submission process.
Indirect Cost Charge Exception Form Form to request costs on a proposal that would normally be covered by indirect costs such as administrative/clerical salaries, copies, postage.
Indirect Cost Waiver Form Form for requesting the VP of Research approve a reduction in Kent State's federally negotiated indirect cost rate when the sponsor allows indirect costs. Request needs to be submitted and approved prior to proposal submission.
Limited Submission Form  A form for Investigators interested in submitting to a funding opportunity which limits the number of applications an institution may submit.