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Electronic Submissions

While the federal government has established a single gateway site for the federal-wide submission of grants and contracts (, all submissions are unique and most have special documents and processes unique to an agency or subdivision of an agency. Moreover, the major research funding agencies still maintain their own electronic submission sites and either give the institution an option or use aspects of both.

Almost all agencies either allow or require a faculty PI/PD to initiate the start-up process of a grant. However, all agencies require that the proposal can only be submitted by a responsible institutional officer (sometimes called ARO, SRO, etc.). The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs has this responsibility and staff trained to execute it.

In compliance with the CSU ICSUAM 11000 Sponsored Programs Administration and the CSUSB Administration of Grants and Contracts in Support of Sponsored Programs Policy, please use link provided below for information regarding the proposal preparation, review, and submission timeline. This is to ensure that that the University‚Äôs proposals to external funding agencies are submitted on time, and only after they had been adequately reviewed by academic departments, colleges/units, and other appropriate offices.

If you are about to develop an electronic grant proposal or considering one, the ORSP staff will be able to assist you in getting started...or all the way through the process.

TIMELINE Proposal Review and Submission

The major federal electronic grant gateways are: