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Routing Your Proposal

See the ARHU External Grant Routing Review Guidelines for what to consider when preparing your proposal and budget.

For all sponsored research, including grants, fellowships, and contracts for which you will be required to provide financial or program reports to the foundation or federal agency sponsor (i.e., anything that is not a gift), the proposal needs to be reviewed by the Office of Research Administration (ORA) before it can be sent to the sponsor. ORA requests proposals to be routed to their office six (6) business days before the proposal submission deadline. Stephanie Swartz, the ORA Contract Administrator for ARHU, is available to answer questions and assist you as you prepare to route the proposal to ORA (ext. 58280).

Prior to being routed to ORA, your proposal will need to be reviewed and approved by the ARHU Dean's office to ensure compliance with sponsor guidelines and UMD sponsored research policies.. Advanced notice of forthcoming proposals helps to ensure that the Dean's office will have adequate time for review. Please complete the Intent to Submit form to notify the College of any forthcoming proposals as soon as you have determined you will be submitting.  Please contact Dean’s office Grants Development Specialist Cara Kennedy (ckenned3@umd.edu) or Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration Julie Wright (jwright@umd.edu) with questions as you are developing proposals and budgets. Two weeks before the sponsor deadline, faculty should submit to the Dean’s office for review the ORA routing form completed and signed by PIs and Chair, final budget and draft narrative.

Once approved, you will compile all proposal documents, including the signed routing form, into one pdf file to be uploaded to ORA using the Proposal Upload site.

The Sponsored Research Handbook provides complete guidance on UMD policies and procedures related to sponsored research.